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France: Topless FEMEN activist appeals conviction after attacking Putin figure01:24

France: Topless FEMEN activist appeals conviction after attacking Putin figure

France, Paris
March 24, 2016 at 20:10 GMT +00:00 · Published

FEMEN activist Iana Zhdanova appeared at an appeal hearing in Paris on Thursday, seeking to be stripped of a conviction for public sexual exhibition in 2014, when she attacked a wax figure of Russian President Vladimir Putin using a stake during a topless protest.

Zhdanova's lawyer deposed a priority question of constitutionality in an attempt to discharge her from the accusation of sexual public exhibition.

Zhdanova, who is a Ukrainian native, stated "I still think that Putin he is a dictator and that's it. It's just one word, very short, which can characterise this person and I'm not in regret that they did a protest, not first and not last, against him and I wish him all the worst."

Iana Zhdanova became the first Femen activist to be convicted of a topless stunt in France after she attacked a Putin wax figure with a wooden stake at the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris in 2014, with "Kill Putin" written on her bare breasts.

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FEMEN activist Iana Zhdanova appeared at an appeal hearing in Paris on Thursday, seeking to be stripped of a conviction for public sexual exhibition in 2014, when she attacked a wax figure of Russian President Vladimir Putin using a stake during a topless protest.

Zhdanova's lawyer deposed a priority question of constitutionality in an attempt to discharge her from the accusation of sexual public exhibition.

Zhdanova, who is a Ukrainian native, stated "I still think that Putin he is a dictator and that's it. It's just one word, very short, which can characterise this person and I'm not in regret that they did a protest, not first and not last, against him and I wish him all the worst."

Iana Zhdanova became the first Femen activist to be convicted of a topless stunt in France after she attacked a Putin wax figure with a wooden stake at the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris in 2014, with "Kill Putin" written on her bare breasts.

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