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2006-05-12 13:38

Man completes 7-month naked walk across Britain to promote nudism

  (2004) Scotland (AP) - A man walking the length of Britain naked to promote public nudity finally reached his destination Thursday .

  Stephen Gough, 44, spent most of his seven-month odyssey behind bars - arrested 16 times - following complaints from the public. The former Royal Marine made several court appearances and served two jail sentences - spending about five months behind bars - during the 1,363-kilometre trek from Land's End in southwestern England.

  Dubbed "the naked rambler," Gough reached John O'Groats in far northern Scotland just before night fell, cheered on by a group of local residents, Gough began the walk in the British summer of June 2003, wearing just his socks, boots, hat and rucksack.

  He persisted, despite the delays caused by his repeated arrests, and refused to don warmer clothes as he reached northern England and the highlands of Scotland in freezing winter temperatures.

  He also declined to dress for the occasion when appearing before judges across the breadth of the country, usually sitting in the dock wrapped in a prison blanket.

  Gough said he was planning to stay the night in John O'Groats and enjoy a big meal before putting his clothes back on and heading back south to his home in Eastleigh, southern England.

  There is no law in Britain against public nudity. However, there are laws against indecent exposure - which requires proof of intent to insult a woman - or any behaviour likely to cause "harassment, alarm or distress."

  Gough said it would take time to reverse public "paranoia" about the human body but he hoped his campaign had been successful.

  "My body is part of me and it's not shameful, it's who I am," he said after taking a celebratory sip of champagne.

  苏格兰(AP)-为推崇裸体主义,一名男子裸行穿越英国,周四终于到达他此行的目的地。44岁的Stephen Gough在这七个月的长途跋涉中,绝大多数时间都是在监牢中渡过的,他曾因公众投诉而被捕16次。这名前皇家海军从英格兰西南部的Land’s End出发,艰苦跋涉了大约1,363公里,此间曾多次面临法庭审判,两次被判入狱长达五个多月的时间。

  2003年6月,Gough标记着“裸行者”的称号,穿着袜子、靶子和帽子,背着帆布背包开始了行程,终于在某一天夜幕降临前到达了他此行的终点,苏格兰北部的John O’Groats,并得到了一些当地民众的欢迎。

  他持之以恒的坚持着自己的信念,尽管途中频频地遭受牢狱之灾,在他经过英格兰北部以及苏格兰高地的冰天雪地时,他仍旧拒绝穿上保暖的服装。面对法官的质询时,他仍然用狱毯包裹着坐在被告席上。

  Gough表示,他打算他的终点待上一晚,好好享受一顿大餐之后再穿上他的衣服,回转他在英格兰南部的家乡Eastleigh。

  英国并无禁止公众裸体的法律,但是却有法律规范有伤风化的暴露行为,但该行为要以证明行为者有侮辱妇女的企图,或者有可能引起“折磨、惊慌和忧伤”的情绪。

  Gough说,要想克服公众对于人体的妄想情绪是需要时日的,但是他希望他此次的斗争是成功的。他抿了一小口庆贺香槟后坚定地说:“我的身体是我自身的一部分,这并非不体面的,这就是我”。

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