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In Latvia, the authors of a new show posters were accused of distributing porn

February 11 2008

In Latvia, a criminal case on charges of distributing pornography. Attention residents, visitors and the police caught a huge poster of a new play about Pinocchio - puppet opera "- which depicted a nude boy in the image of the famous wooden man. Adorned with posters on the building of the Latvian Opera. Similar posters were pasted on pedestals throughout Riga.

Alert tourists beheld such advertising performance in print, found in it something more than just an image of Pinocchio, nudity which, according to the authors of posters, only highlights its purity and innocence, reports

However, the authors of controversial poster, and the local Centre for the Protection of Human Rights, and minister of culture, and the director of the National Museum of Art, and even the mother of the child pictured in the poster, one vote claim that the poster in any case is not loud and does not contain elements of child pornography.

Human Rights Center has made a report which says that in this case the image is extremely artistic in nature, and because use of the word "pornography" is unacceptable, and the lack of deepening the topics of advertising threatens to limit free speech and artistic expression.

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