ECHR: Suspended prison sentence imposed on Femen activist for topless protest in a church

In today’s Chamber judgment in the case of Bouton v. France (application no. 22636/19) the European Court of Human Rights held, unanimously, that there had been a violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case concerned the criminal conviction of the applicant, a feminist activist who at the time was a member of Femen, for acts of “sexual exposure” (exhibition sexuelle) committed in a church (La Madeleine) in Paris during a “performance” by way of protest against the Catholic Church’s position on abortion. She received a suspended prison sentence. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

AG Köln: Femen-Aktivistin verurteilt

Das AG Köln hat die Femen-Aktivistin Josephine W. wegen Störung der Religionsausübung zu einer Geldstrafe von 60 Tagessätzen zu je € 20,– verurteilt. Das Gericht hat in seiner Entscheidung das Erwachsenenstrafrecht angewandt. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »