Shocking Death: Femen Co-founder Oksana Shachko, Famous for Her Topless Feminist Protests, Found Dead in Paris Flat

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Oksana Shachko who made worldwide headlines for her topless protests and attacks on world leaders has been found dead.

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Who is Oksana Shachko?

One of the founding members of the feminist protest group Femen has been found dead in her apartment in Paris. Oksana Shachko took her own life, according to friends, at the age of 31.

A suicide note was found next to her body, but friends are waiting for an official police report.

Ms Shachko belonged to the feminist group Femen which regularly challenged the policies of powerful groups and individuals, including Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Unknown assailants are said to have once abducted her while Mr Putin was visiting Ms Shachko’s home country.

Ms Shachko later escaped to France in 2013, she had since left the group and was working as an artist.

“It is with great regret and deep pain that I must confirm the death of Oksana,” said Inna Shevchenko, one of Femen’s leaders, who also lives in Paris.

According to local reports, her friends say this was her third suicide attempt in the past two years.

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Source: AFP

Who are Femen?

Operating under the slogan “I came, I stripped, I won,” Femen quickly drew attention around the world with its bare-breasted protests against sexism.

Their protests eventually started targeting authoritarianism and racism, with Mr Putin a particular target, alongside France’s far-right National Front party.

But in recent years the group has struggled with internal divisions as well as legal proceedings against its members.


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