Suicide note acquired next to torso of 31 -year-old feminist organizer, tell Femen members
Oksana Shachko, one of the founders of the Femen feminist protest movement, has been found dead in her Paris suite, the group has said.
The 31 -year-old Ukrainian was found on Monday with a suicide observe next to their own bodies, according to Femen activists.
” It is with huge sadnes and penetrating pain that I must corroborate the deaths among Oksana ,” spoke Inna Shevchenko, one of Femen’s governors, who likewise lives in the French capital.
Another Femen founder, Anna Gutsol, wrote on Facebook:” RIP. The most fearless and vulnerable Oksana Shachko has left us. We mourn along with her relatives and sidekicks .” She said the group was awaiting” government officials edition from the police “.
Shachko was one of four feminist activists who founded Femen in Ukraine in 2008. Exiled in France since 2013, she had since left the group and was labouring as an artist.
Operating under the slogan” I emanated, I divested, I triumphed”, Femen rapidly drew attention of all the countries with its bare-breasted demonstrations against sexism.
Their asserts likewise objection authoritarianism and racism, with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, a specific target, together with France’s far-right Front National party.
But in recent years the group has striven with internal segments as well as legal proceedings against its members.
In 2011, Femen read Shachko was among three representatives “kidnapped” by protection negotiators and forced to deprive naked in a timber after staging a topless affirm teasing the Belarussian president, Alexander Lukashenko. The workers spewed oil over the three women, threatened to set them on fire, and cut off their “hairs-breadth”, Femen said.
Shachko was kidnapped again by unknown assailants during a visit by Putin to Ukraine, according to the group. A lawyer for announced Shachko was trounced so badly that she was briefly hospitalised.
In the UK, Samaritans can be contacted on 116 123 or email jo @samaritans. org. In the US, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is 1-800-273-8255. In Australia, the crisis support busines Lifeline is 13 11 14. Other international suicide helplines can be found at www.befrienders.org.