International women's rights activists, Femen, posted urgent calls for help via facebook and internet media today after 3 of their activists were abducted just before protests in Ukraine against the sex trade surrounding the Euro 2012 events in Donetsk.
Femen posted the following on facebook today:
Attention! We need help!!!
Today around 16.00 o'clock in Donetsk 3 FEMEN activists Alexandra Shevchenko, Yana Zhdanova and Anna Bolshakova were captured by a group of unknown men. On the morning of June 15, the day of the match Ukraine-France, FEMEN activists arrived in Donetsk for action against the Euro 2012 . After their arrival the activists were folowed by group of 15 men, as the activists discribed by telephone. Around 16.00 o'clock, the connection was lost with Alexandra, and an hour later with Yana and Anne. At the moment all telephones of the activists are switchted off. The police of Donetsk denied any connection to the disappearance of the FEMEN activists.
The situation with Shevchenko, Zhdanova and Bolshakova in Donetsk, is the same sort of story that happened with 3 activists in December 2011, who were in Minsk, protesting against regime of Lukashenko. We understand that Donbas is an autonomous gangster-region within Ukraine, and that on today's match important political and criminal leaders are invited. We are terribly worried about the life and health of our activists and ask anyone who heard anything to call us +380661727525 and to ask mass-media to share this information.
If anyone reading this knows more, heard or saw anything, please call the number provided and pass this story on where possible.