Tunisian feminist faces 6 months in jail

2013-05-24 22:12
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Tunis - The lawyer of a Tunisian woman who gained notoriety for posting online topless pictures of herself as a protest says she faces six months in prison for carrying a dangerous object.

Mokhtar Jannene said on Friday his client Amina Tyler has been charged with possessing a pen-sized personal protection device containing tear gas or pepper spray.

Tyler was arrested after she tried to hold a protest for the rights of women Sunday in the religious center of Kairouane where ultraconservative Muslims had planned to hold a conference.

Witnesses said she scrawled Femen, the name of a Ukrainian feminist group that uses nudity in protests, on the wall of a cemetery near the main mosque.

She will appear in court Thursday.

Read more on:    femen  |  northern africa

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