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Human rights campaigner's pants fell down as president hands him award

Rozina Sabur

Published 10/12/2015 | 11:52

Ivan Zvonimir Cicak's trousers fell down while posing for a photo with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. Ivan, Croatia's leading rights group chief, was attending an event marking the forthcoming international human rights day in Zagreb. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
Ivan Zvonimir Cicak's trousers fell down while posing for a photo with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic. Ivan, Croatia's leading rights group chief, was attending an event marking the forthcoming international human rights day in Zagreb. Photo: AFP/Getty Images
A combination of pictures made on December 8, 2015 shows Croatia's leading rights group chief Ivan Zvonimir Cicak's (L) looking down and pulling up his trousers after they fell down while posing for a photo with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (R) on December 8, 2015 in Zagreb
Croatia's leading rights group chief Ivan Zvonimir Cicak's (C) pulls his trousers up

A Croatian human rights campaigner was left red faced when his trousers fell down just as his country's president handed him an award.

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With cameras fixed on him, Ivan Zvonimir Cicak smiled as he received an award for his contribution to human rights work from President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic.

A combination of pictures made on December 8, 2015 shows Croatia's leading rights group chief Ivan Zvonimir Cicak's (L) looking down and pulling up his trousers after they fell down while posing for a photo with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (R) on December 8, 2015 in Zagreb
A combination of pictures made on December 8, 2015 shows Croatia's leading rights group chief Ivan Zvonimir Cicak's (L) looking down and pulling up his trousers after they fell down while posing for a photo with Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic (R) on December 8, 2015 in Zagreb

But just as the head of the Croatian Helsinki Committee for Human Rights extended his hand to take the award, his trousers slipped down.

The moment was caught on camera - as was President Grabar-Kitarovic's expression. Fortunately, she was holding the award - saving Mr Cicak the further indignity of publicly displaying his underwear.

The award was presented to Mr Cicak and the rest of the human rights committee for their work ahead of international Human Rights Day on December 10.

Croatia's leading rights group chief Ivan Zvonimir Cicak's (C) pulls his trousers up
Croatia's leading rights group chief Ivan Zvonimir Cicak's (C) pulls his trousers up

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