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Naked girls detained while protesting against Indian government

Four women from the Ukrainian activist group Femen, known for its scantily clad protests, were arrested in the Indian Embassy in Kiev during a manifestation.

The women were protesting against a decision by the Indian Government, which announced a ban on entry into the country of Ukrainian females aged 15 to 40 years, in order to avoid an increase in prostitution in India.

The activist group Femen has already responded: “Ukrainian women are not prostitutes, and we have always said this and fought this image. It’s a shame that India treats women this way and a shame that our Ukrainian president has not reacted to the insult.”

Not satisfied, women protested at the premises of the embassy in India in Kiev. On a balcony, the girls raised placards with slogans: “Ukraine is not a brothel” or “We’re not prostitutes” were some of the phrases they shouted repeatedly.

Local authorities were called and detained the Ukrainian women. According to the Ukrainian radio Svoboda, the Indian Government’s argument is that women from Ukraine become prostitutes in India.

Child burned to death by loggers in Amazonian forests

This hideous event, allegedly caught on video, was the most recent violence scene in the Rainforest where indigenous still try to go on with their peaceful lives.

For decades, the lush Amazon rainforest in Brazil has served as the backdrop to escalating tensions between an indigenous population which calls the region home, and illegal loggers dead-set on exploiting its natural wealth — though the worst of the resulting atrocities may be at hand. According to a representative from the Guajajara community in northeastern Brazil, a group of illegal loggers recently captured a young indian girl from a neighboring uncontacted tribe and burned her to death.

A local indigenous leader in the Brazilian state of Maranhão recently spoke with Terra regarding the incident which has yet to be confirmed by authorities, though video of the young girl’s murder is said to exist. The representative said that the loggers who frequent his tribe’s reservation area to arrange the illegal clearing of timber are often abusive, but that recently the outsiders inexplicably murdered a child they found belonging to another indigenous community.

“The loggers were buying wood in the hands of the [Guajajara] Indians and found a little girl [from the tribe Gwajá]. And they burned the child. It was just pure evilness. She is from another tribe, they live in the woods, and have no contact with white people,” said the Guajajara leader.

He went on to add that indians are frequently beaten by loggers encroaching upon their reservations and that so far local police and government officials have turned a blind eye to the abuses.

Authorities from Brazil’s indian affairs bureau, FUNAI, say that they’ve been made aware of the murder and are seeking more information, yet the incident is hardly an isolated case. The same agency acknowledges that from 2003 to 2010, 452 indigenous people were murdered in Brazil, though the actual number could be much higher given the intimidation often faced by isolated indian communities from outside threats.

This text was originally published on TreeHugger

Indian farmer finds out he has female reproductive organs during surgery

An Indian farmer went to a hospital in Bhopal with complaints of stomach pains and during the operation to remove what was thought to be a hernia, a female reproductive system was discovered in his abdomen.

The farmers’ complaints, father of two children, led the medical diagnosis to identify a possible hernia in the stomach as the cause for the pain. But, according to the Daily Telegraph, during the operation doctors discovered the real cause of the pain: a female reproductive system.
Housed in a region of the abdomen were the cervix, ovaries, fallopian tubes and an underdeveloped vaginal tissue. The female reproductive organs were removed from his body by a hysterectomy, surgical removal of the uterus.

The man had never experienced pain before the operation, and, according to one of the surgeons responsible for the intervention, Pramod Kumar Shrivastava, “had no problems with his sexuality and had functional male reproductive organs.”

The same doctor also noted that the ‘problem’ may have originated in an “embryonic malformation during the gestation period of pregnancy”.