The co-founder of the FEMEN feminist group, Oksana Shachko, who is known to stop heads of state and their guiltless protests, is said to have committed suicide.
The 31-year-old Ukrainian was found dead in her apartment in Paris on Monday Suicide note next to her body
Ms. Shachko was a member of the Femin feminist group, which regularly monitors the policies of powerful groups and individuals, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. questioned.
Unknown perpetrators reportedly abducted them during Putin
Ms. Shachko later fled to France and was found dead earlier this week, including Femen activists.
"It is with great regret and deep pain that I witness the death of Oksana," said Inna Shevchenko, one of the Femen leaders who also lives in Paris.
According to local reports, her friends say that this was her third suicide attempt in the past two years.
Another Femen c O Founder Anna Hutsol wrote on the Femen website: "RIP, the most fearless and vulnerable Oksana Shachko has left us."
"We mourn with her relatives and friends," she said, adding added that the group expected "the official version of the police."
Fellow Femen member Lisa Vinogradova told the news agency Central European News: "We are shocked and waiting for the results of the autopsy."
While her close friend Valeriy Puzik also came to Facebook: "I've known you since you were 1
AAP reported that Ms. Shachko was one of four feminist activists who founded Femen in Ukraine in 2008. She has been in exile in France since 2013 and has since left the group an artist
Under the motto "I came, I got undressed, I won," Femen quickly drew attention to the world with his bare-billed protests against sexism.
Her protests began eventually with authoritarianism and racism Putin is a particular target besides France's far-right National Front Party.
But in recent years, the group has been struggling with internal divisions and lawsuits against its members.
AAP reported that Femen said in 2011 Shachko was among three members of security agents " kidnapped "and forced to undress naked in a forest naked after he up without protest the Belarussian Strong Ale xander Lukashenko had mocked.
The agents had oil poured over the three women, threatened to set them on fire, and cut off their hair, said Femen.
She was abducted by unknown assailants during a visit by Putin to Ukraine, according to the group.
The Sun reported that the Paris police or prosecutor had not given an immediate statement on her death and that an autopsy had been performed on her body to confirm the cause of death.
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