Topless protesters 'kidnapped' for Putin visit

Last updated 10:01 29/07/2013
Femen
Reuters

STONG VIEWS: Activists from women's rights group Femen look out from a window during a court session in Kiev following their detention.

Femen
Reuters
FEMEN STYLE: The Femen group has been staging topless protests across Europe.
fEMEN
Reuters
HELD: Femen says activists and a photographer were detained.

Relevant offers

Europe

Russian town turns into block of ice 'Meditating' mummy found in Mongolia Typo brings down 120-year-old company Taylor & Sons New Zealander who forecast D-day landings has died Alexis Tsipras names anti-austerity Greek cabinet Dead ex-KGB spy pointed finger at Vladimir Putin How Greece's triumphant leftists want to change Europe NATO blames Russia for Ukraine violence Auschwitz survivors ask if lessons have been learnt Ten killed in Greek fighter plane crash in Spain

The Femen feminist group says its activists were beaten up and kidnapped pre-emptively when they were on their way to protest against the baptism celebrations and visits by Putin and Russian Orthodox Church Patriarch Kirill to Ukraine.

Ukrainian law enforcers did their best to shield Putin from the famous local - and now internationally active - topless protesters from the Femen women's rights group.

Kiev police said on Saturday (local time) they had detained three Femen activists and a photographer from Russia who was with them, as they posed for pictures in public, bare to the waist.

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content