FEMEN Girls Allegedly Assaulted, Stripped in Forest by Belorussian Police

12.20.11 Marina Galperina

We weren’t quite sure what to make of it yesterday when FEMEN activists and professional havoc-makers went “missing” after a topless, theatrical stunt aimed at Belorussia’s dictator-ish leader. Now, FEMEN’s Inna Shevchenko claims they were kidnapped, humiliated, threatened and assaulted by the Minsk Police.

We’re not sure what the girls got tangled in over there, but they “disappeared” yesterday and could not be located until now. These are some very serious, serious allegations:

“There has been contact with one of the missing girls in Belarus, FEMEN activist Inna Shevchenko. Inna said that she and her two friends were at the train station of Minsk yesterday at 7 pm. They were seized by the police and KGB, blindfolded and driven all night on a bus. They were brought into the woods, doused with petrol, made to undress, threatened to be set afire and threatened with a knife. The knife-wielder later cut off her hair. Everything that happened was filmed by the KGB, who then left them naked in the woods with no papers. In the village Beka the girls walked out of the woods. We appeal to anyone who can help pick up and hide the activists before the arrival of workers of the Ukrainian Embassy in Belarus.”

I think “what the fuck” is the proper response here? UPDATE: Our source tells us that the three FEMEN girls are free and a conference with the Belorussian press is expected within the hour. FEMEN leader Anna Hutsol adds that “Diplomats and journalists found the FEMEN activists in the Beka village. Nothing is known of their condition.”

All ANIMAL’s FEMEN coverage here.

Read ANIMAL’s interview with FEMEN here.