Co-founder of Soros-funded leftist feminist protest group Femen dies suddenly
The co-founder of violent anti-Putin feminist protest group Femen has been found dead in Paris.
The organization announced that 31-year-old Oksana Shachko died at her home in France on July 23rd of an “apparent suicide,” although police have yet to confirm the cause of death.
Femen, known for its brazen topless protests, claims the Ukrainian activist was discovered on Monday with a suicide note next to her body.
One of Femen’s leaders, Inna Shevchenko, who also lives in the French capital, said:
“It is with great regret and deep pain that I must confirm the death of Oksana.”
Another Femen founder, Anna Gutsol, posted a statement on Facebook saying:
“RIP. The most fearless and vulnerable Oksana Shachko has left us.
“We mourn together with her relatives and friends.”
Despite Femen announcing her death was a “suicide,” Gutsol said the group was awaiting “the official version from the police.”
Up until 2014, Femen was heavily funded by billionaire globalist George Soros to incite anti-Putin riots across Russia.
In June 2014 Femen opened a branch in Israel with 15 women, and according to a post on their official Facebook page, Soros cut the organization’s funding as a result.
Local.fr reports: Shachko was one of four feminist activists who founded Femen in Ukraine in 2008.
Exiled in France since 2013, she had since left the group and was working as an artist.
Operating under the slogan “I came, I stripped, I won,” Femen quickly drew attention around the world with its bare-breasted protests against sexism.
Their protests eventually started targeting authoritarianism and racism, with Russia’s Vladimir Putin a particular target, alongside France’s far-right
National Front party.
But in recent years the group has struggled with internal divisions as well as legal proceedings against its members.
In 2011, Femen said Shachko was among three members “kidnapped” by security agents and forced to strip naked in a forest after staging a topless protest mocking Belarussian strongman Alexander Lukashenko.
The agents had poured oil over the three women, threatened to set them on fire, and cut off their hair, Femen said.
She was abducted again by unknown assailants during a visit by Putin to Ukraine, according to the group.
Femen’s lawyer said Shachko was beaten so badly that she was briefly hospitalized.