EU Rights Court Sides With Artist in Flap Over Naughty Exhibit

Moldovan artist Anatol Matasaru was arrested in 2013 for giving life to the thoughts of many: To protest government corruption, he created large wooden representations of male and female genitalia and pasted photographs of politicians and prosecutors on them. On Tuesday, the European Court of Human Rights found a suspended 2-year prison sentence the artist received for his work was “manifestly disproportionate” and likely to chill free expression.

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