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Femen activist who stole St Peter’s Square Jesus could face Vatican trial | World news | The Guardian

Ukrainian woman who staged protest while half-naked remains in cell in papal state after snatching figurine from nativity scene

 

Femen activist who stole baby Jesus arrested by police officer

Femen activist who stole baby Jesus in St Peter’s Square in the Vatican is arrested by police officer. Photograph: AP

 

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Iana Aleksandrovna Azhdanova, from Ukraine, was held in a Vatican cell on Friday, awaiting possible trial for “disturbing the peace, obscene acts in a public place, and theft”.

 

Azhdanova was naked from the waist up as she stormed the nativity scene and had the message “God Is Woman” daubed on her torso while thousands of pilgrims looked on.

 

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The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz | YouTube

 

The film follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz. From Swartz’s help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz’s groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26. Aaron’s story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

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