A 21-year-old Zambian student arrested in Russia for twerking at war memorial

Rebecca Ziba, a 21-year-old Zambian student, was jailed in Russia for twerking at a military memorial.

She may be seen twerking near to a World War II memorial in Khanty-Mansiysk in a video the student posted on social media.

She captioned the video, “Shaking ass for the dead, I’m sure they’re resting well tonight.”

Her acts were labeled as “obscene” and “insulting” by Russian investigators. They’ve also labeled the video’s caption as “offensive.”

Ziba has been charged under Part 4 of Art. 354.1 of the Criminal Code, which accuses a person of “rehabilitating Nazism”

The charge attracts three years in prison. 

A second video released by Russian Investigative Committee, shows Ziba sitting in what appears to be an interrogation room.

In the video, the Zambian national apologized for her actions, adding that she wouldn’t have posted the video if she knew its magnitude.

“I want to apologise to everyone for the video that I posted on the 16th of April. Without knowledge of knowing what it meant and who it was going to hurt or upset, I posted a video of me dancing on a monument,” she said.

“The video that I posted, I didn’t intend it to be offensive, neither did I mean it to offend anyone or to be disrespectful to those people that died. And because I did not know what exactly it meant, I never thought it would be this big. I am very very very sorry to everyone, I didn’t know. And if I knew I wasn’t ever going to post it. I hope I am understood and forgiven.”

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