Possible prison sentences for girls who “flashed” Putin and Merkel

(The Moscow Times)

Police in Germany have filed criminal charges against five members of the radical Femen group who staged a topless protest against President Vladimir Putin on Monday during his visit to Hanover, a news report said Tuesday.

Two German nationals, one Russian and two Ukrainian, face criminal charges of insulting government officials and representatives of foreign states, which carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison, Interfax reported, citing Hannoversche Allgemeine.

The activists could face up to five years in prison if charged with slander for calling Putin a dictator.

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