: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Russian ‘scrotum protest’ artist seeks asylum in France

KIEV – Russian dissident artist Pyotr Pavlensky, whose protests against the state have included nailing his scrotum to Moscow’s Red Square, has said he plans to seek asylum in France.

Pavlensky, 32, fled to Ukraine with his partner last month to avoid being sent to prison on what he said were trumped-up allegations of committing a sex crime.

In his first interview since leaving, he said the Russia of President Vladimir Putin had become increasingly authoritarian and intolerant of dissenting voices. …read more

Source: AsiaOne

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