Two young women, one teenage girl jailed for twerking

Dance craze lands Russian women in prison

2 Young Women, 1 Teenage Girl Jailed for Twerking

A court in Russia has sentenced one teenager to 15 days in jail and two young women to 10 days for twerking next to a World War II memorial.

The women were sentenced in a court in southern Russia after prosecutors launched a probe into a video showing a group of women twerking next to the memorial in the Black Sea.

It comes as Russia prepares to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Allies' victory in the World War II next month.

A 19-year-old woman was sentenced to 15 days in jail and two women in their 20s to 10 days for performing the sexually provocative dancing which involves vigorously thrusting one's hips and buttocks.

Prosecutors said in a statement Saturday that five women were found guilty of 'hooliganism' and two of them were spared jail because of poor health, reports the Huffington Post.

Prosecutors in Novorossiysk also said they were pressing charges against the parents of one underage girl who was twerking with the others girls for 'the failure to encourage the physical, intellectual, physiological, spiritual and moral development of a child.'

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