Putin praises work of Independent Public Anti-Doping CommissionSport May 23, 20:38
Russia needs expanding representation in global sports federations — ministerSport May 23, 20:21
Russian athletes must be trained for Olympics under certain geographic conditions — PutinSport May 23, 19:38
Final charges brought against Russian ex-economy minister UlyukayevBusiness & Economy May 23, 18:59
WADA delegation to visit Moscow this week to help with membership reinstatementSport May 23, 18:48
US President Donald Trump's first trip abroadWorld May 23, 18:41
Russian scientists master stimulating neurons with infrared irradiationScience & Space May 23, 18:37
Global research team cracks bacteria transmission codes to combat drug-resistant strainsScience & Space May 23, 17:44
Ukrainian politician warns imposing TV language quotas may deepen rift in societyWorld May 23, 17:06
PARIS, July 1. /ITAR-TASS/. The French justice stripped the notorious international feminist organization FEMEN of its office in Paris suburbs, local media reported on Tuesday.During several months, FEMEN activists were based in an illegally occupied house in the city of Clichy (Hauts-de-Seine) near Paris. This old building belonged to the local service for wastewater treatment, but was not used for a long time. There, FEMEN members were living, cooking, rehearsing their acts and trained in self-defense in order to protect themselves from the police and guards during their manifestations.
The court of the city of Asnières-sur-Seine ruled to immediately oust the activists from these facilities. In addition, the ruling says that the feminist organization shall pay about €7.4 thousand towards debt repayment for electricity that was consumed during their stay in the building.
Inna Shevchenko, the leader of FEMEN, has stated that she considers this ruling as ‘harsh’ and ‘pointing to a special attitude of the authorities to FEMEN in France’. She demanded at least a week for her and the organization’s activists to leave the former headquarters and find a new home. The activists emphasize that they need to live together ‘since they are constantly attacked by different kind of extremists’.
According to Shevchenko, she is currently considering occupying ‘one of Paris’ churches or even the city hall’ for the organization’s headquarters. ‘Anne Hidalgo, while being deputy mayor, sent us a message of support when our previous headquarters were burned in July 2013. We hope that she will not be afraid to support us once more although she took the lead in Paris town hall after the election,” Shevchenko said.
FEMEN’s lawyer reported that he was studying the option of appealing the court ruling.