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Tunisia charges European feminists

2013-05-31 16:30

Tunis - The defence lawyer for the three European feminists that protested topless in front of the Tunis courthouse says they have been charged with offending public decency and threatening public order.

Souhaib Bahri said on Friday they would appear in court on 5 June and face up to two years in prison.

On Thursday, two French and a German member of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen protested for the release of a Tunisian member of the group currently in custody after her own protest in the religious centre of Kairouan.

The women were forcibly removed from the courthouse by police while angry Tunisians demonstrated against them and attacked journalists.

Sboui, also known by her pseudonym Tyler, will also appear in court in Kairouan June 5 on charges of offending public decency.