Feminist activist in Russia faces prison term for ‘body-positive’ drawings
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“My body is not pornography!” reads the protester’s placard. “Is this an Article 242?” wonders the policeman. Article 242 of Russia’s Criminal Code criminalizes the creation and exchange of pornographic materials. Image (c): Yulia Tsvetkova. Used with permission. Yulia Tsvetkova, a feminist artist, theatre director, and LGBT activist, is facing six years in prison on charges of distributing pornographic images for sharing her drawings on social media that supporters have called “body-positive.” On April 12, a court in Kosmomolsk-on-Amur, in Russia’s Far East Khabarovsk region, began the latest…

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