- Posted by Maryam Namazie
- On June 2, 2013
- 5 Comments
- Amina, FEMEN
On 30 May, FEMEN activist Amina Tyler went on trial on charges of ”desecration of a grave” and “carrying harmful weapons”. She had scrawled the slogan FEMEN on a mosque wall and had pepper spray for her own protection with her. The judge decided to keep her jailed and added the charge of “attack on public morals”. The charges can carry from six months to five year imprisonment.
Nearly 200 Islamists protested against her saying she had sullied the image of the city and insulted Islam.
In condemnation of her trial, three FEMEN activists protested topless at the Tunisian courthouse and were arrested for attacking public decency and immoral behaviour. The two French and one German citizens are now in jail and could face up to one year in jail.
Clearly, the only attack on human decency is their arrests whilst Islamists roam free to murder and intimidate at will.
The four must be freed now.
Join FEMEN in calling for their immediate release. You can also donate to help support the four women. More information here.