Russian artist facing 6 yrs in prison for her vagina sketches she posted online

Russian artist facing 6 yrs in prison for her vagina sketches she posted online

Yulia Tsvetkova, 27, an artist and activist from the far-eastern city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, could face a jail term of two to six years for distributing artistic impressions of the female body

UNITED Kingdom — A Russian court has opened the trial of a feminist activist and artist charged with disseminating pornography after she shared artwork depicting female anatomy online a report by newswire AP and published on MailOnline said.

The case is in line with the Kremlin’s conservative stance of promoting ‘traditional family values’ that has been widely seen as controversial and elicited international outrage.

Yulia Tsvetkova, 27, from the far-eastern city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, faces up to six years in prison on charges reportedly related to her group on the popular social network VKontakte, where colourful, stylised drawings of vaginas were posted.

Tsvetkova is not allowed to give details of accusations against her. (AI/MTVN/Courtesy MailOnline & AP)

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