FEMEN activist who stripped at Putin's polling center sentenced to 10 days
Ten days in jail for baring breast against Putin Photo: ITAR-TASS
World Gagarin district court in Moscow sentenced an activist from the FEMEN movement to 10 days arrest. The activist was detained on March 4, at the polling station where Prime Minister Vladimir Putin had just voted.
"The judge has given her of 10 days of administrative arrest as punishment" said lawyer Nicholas Polozov to "Interfax," explaining that the activist was being charged with "petty hooliganism."
Currently, the court is considering the materials against the other two girls who were arrested.
On Sunday morning, the three girls came to the polling center in the building of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow, where Putin voted. While there, they stripped down to the waist and began shouting anti-government slogans. The activists were detained by police, then put into a police car and taken away.
The Prime Minister's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said the girl had likely "decided to grab some glory for herself." He said that if it were not for the law, he wouldn't have had the girls detained.
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