MINSK, Belarus (AP) — A Ukrainian organization of topless female activists says three of its members were abducted by Belarusian security officers, beaten, humiliated and left naked in a forest.
The group, called Femen, has become widely known in Ukraine and neighboring countries for its demonstrations in which women bare their breasts to draw attention to an array of causes.
A statement Tuesday on Femen's website says the three activists were seized by agents of the Belarusian KGB at Minsk's train station on Monday evening, several hours after they held a protest against authoritarian President Alexander Lukashenko.
The statement says the women were able to walk from the forest to a nearby village.
KGB spokesman Alexander Antanovich declined comment on the allegation.