Pavlensky received political refugee status in France

PARIS, may 4 — RIA Novosti, Victoria Ivanova. A Russian artist-actionist Peter Pavlensky received political asylum in France, said on Thursday Agency France Presse with reference to the lawyer of the artist.

Pavlensky with his wife and two children moved to France from Russia after attempts to initiate a criminal case against him for allegedly beating them actor “Театра.doc” and the artist’s attitude check about committing violent acts of a sexual nature in relation to the actress of the same theatre.

“The artist and his wife received political refugee status”, — quotes Agency the words of the lawyer Dominic Barter Minkowski.

Pavlensky is known in Russia and abroad as a performer of a number of scandalous actions, in which he at different times has sewed his mouth in support of Pussy Riot, wrapped himself naked in barbed wire, nailed his genitals to the cobblestones of red square, cut off his ear lobe and set fire to the door of the building of the FSB.