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Zambian student is arrested in Russia for 'Nazism' after TWERKING in front of a war memorial

Zambian student is arrested in Russia for 'Nazism' after TWERKING in front of a war memorial

Zambian student is arrested in Russia for ‘Nazism’ after TWERKING in front of a war memorial – and faces three years in jail

  • Rebecca Ziba, 21, detained by Russian authorities for dancing by war memorial 
  • Ms Ziba, a student from Zambia, posted a clip in Khanty-Mansiysk on Instagram 
  • She apologised in a video shared by officials and remains under investigation

Russian authorities have launched a criminal investigation against a student from Zambia for dancing in front of a war memorial.

The woman, identified by local media as Rebecca Ziba, 21, posted a clip of herself ‘shaking a**’ next to the Memorial of Glory in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk.

She is now suspected of committing a crime under Part 4 of Article 354.1 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation which ‘provides for the responsibility for the rehabilitation of Nazism’.

In a video shared by the Russian Investigative Committee for Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra, she said: ‘I want to apologise to everyone for the video that I posted on April 16’

Ms Ziba danced by the memorial

She was detained following the post

The woman, identified by local media as Rebecca Ziba, 21, posted a clip of herself ‘shaking a**’ next to the Memorial of Glory in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk

While the original Instagram post seems to have been taken down, a clip on Twitter suggests that it was captioned: ‘Shaking a** for the dead, (I’m) sure they are sleeping (well) tonight.’

Ms Ziba, who appeared to be twerking in the post, was detained and has profusely apologised to Russian authorities.

In a video shared by the Russian Investigative Committee for Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug-Yugra, she said: ‘I want to apologise to everyone for the video that I posted on April 16.

‘I posted…without knowledge of what it actually meant and knowing who it’s going to hurt or upset.

‘I posted a video of me dancing on a monument and I did not mean to be…the video that I posted, I didn’t intend for it to be offensive.

Ms Ziba added that she ‘didn’t mean to offend anyone or to be disreseptful to ‘those people that died’.

‘And I because I did not know exactly what it meant and I never thought it would be this big,’ she said.

The woman, identified by local media as Rebecca Ziba, 21, posted a clip of herself 'shaking a**' next to the Memorial of Glory in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk

The woman, identified by local media as Rebecca Ziba, 21, posted a clip of herself ‘shaking a**’ next to the Memorial of Glory in the city of Khanty-Mansiysk

‘I’m very very very sorry to everyone. I didn’t know. And if I knew, I was never going to post it. I hope I’m understood and forgiven.’

Ms Ziba faces up to three years in a jail and a fine of up to 3 million rubles (£28,888) if she is found guilty, Euronews reports. 

A statement from officials said: ‘The Khanty-Mansiysk Interdistrict Investigation Department of the Investigation Department of the Russian Investigative Committee for Khanty-Mansi Autonomous…

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