Russian feminist and LGBTI activist Yulia Tsvetkova has been acquitted
On 15 July, Yulia Tsvetkova, a Russian activist facing criminal ‘pornography’ charges for feminist art, was acquitted after a 3-year ordeal. Tsvetkova was charged with with ‘distribution of pornography’ in connection with online dissemination of her feminist drawings. Tsvetkova’s trial began in April 2021 after an investigation during which she was fined for spreading LGBT “propaganda” and put under house arrest. In May of last year, she launched a hunger strike to protest the case against her.