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4 April 2013: Today is our day to defend our Amina

3 April 2013: For Amina: My body against political Islam. No Sharia.

3 April 2013: On 4 April, we will breast them!

2 April 2013: Why an International Day to Defend Amina?

2 April 2013: I have no regrets

28 March 2013: Free Amina, Free Tunisia: It is the same cry

27 March 2013: Amina must be back at school next week

25 March 2013: Don’t stop fighting for Amina!

23 March 2013:Let’s Breast Them

Farsi translation of letter: آمنه صداي ماست

22 March 2013: Release Amina Now!

21 March 2013: FEMEN Tunisia’s Facebook page hacked

19 March 2013: Amina represents me

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19 year old Tunisian Amina who posted a topless photo of herself bearing the slogan “my body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone’s honour” has been threatened with death.

Islamist cleric Adel Almi, president of Al-Jamia Al-Li-Wassatia Tawia Wal-Islah, has called for Amina’s flogging and stoning to death saying Amina’s actions will bring misfortune by causing “epidemics and disasters” and “could be contagious and give ideas to other women…”

We, the undersigned, unequivocally defend Amina, and demand that her life and liberty be protected and that those who have threatened her be immediately prosecuted.

On 4 April 2013, we call for an International Day to Defend Amina.

Amina represents us all.

On the day and beyond, groups and individuals can join in by highlighting her case, posting topless photos of themselves and their activism on social media sites, signing a petition, Tweeting #Amina, writing letters in her defence, and more.

On 4 April, we will remind the Islamists and the world that the real epidemic and disaster that must be challenged is misogyny – Islamic or otherwise.

Signed

Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, Egyptian Nude Photo Revolutionary
Alina Isabel Pérez, Filmmaker
Amanda Brown, We are Atheism Founder
Annie Sugier, President of Ligue du Droit International des Femmes
Arash T. Riahi, Film Director
Caroline Fourest, Writer and Journalist; most recent film: “Our Breasts; Our Arms
Darina Al-Joundi, Lebanese Actress and Author of “The Day Nina Simone Stopped Singing
Deeyah, Music Composer and Filmmaker; most recent film “Banaz: A Love Story” about an honour killing
Elia Tabesh, Iranian Women in Support of Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar
Equal Rights Now – Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran
Fariborz Pooya, Iranian Secular Society
Farzana Hassan, Writer
Fatou Sow, President of the Groupe de recherche sur les femmes et les lois au Sénégal
FEMEN
Fiammetta Venner, Filmmaker and Writer
Greta Christina, Writer and Blogger
Houzan Mahmoud, Spokesperson of Organisation for Women’s Freedom in Iraq
Inna Shevchenko, FEMEN Spokesperson
International Committee against Execution
International Committee against Stoning
Jacek Tabisz, President of Polish Rationalist Society
Joseph Paris, Radical Cinema
Kareem Amer, Egyptian Blogger
Kian Azar, Communist Youth Organisation
Marian Tudor, President of Romanian Association for Workers’ Emancipation
Marieme Helie Lucas, Algerian Sociologist and founder of Secularism is a Women’s Issue
Maryam Namazie, Campaigner and Spokesperson for Equal Rights Now – Organisation against Women’s Discrimination in Iran and initiator of Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar
Mina Ahadi, Spokesperson of International Committee against Stoning  and International Committee against Execution
Nadia El-Fani, Tunisian Filmmaker; most recent films “Neither Allah nor Master” and “Our Breasts; Our Arms
Nahla Mahmoud, Sudanese Researcher and Human Rights Activist
Nina Sankari, President of European Feminist Initiative Poland and Secularist
Richard Dawkins, Scientist
Rumy Hassan, Writer
Safia Lebdi, Co-founder of Neither Whores nor Submissives
Secularism is a Women’s Issue
Soad Baba Aïssa, Women’s Rights Campaigner
Sohaila Sharifi, Iranian Women’s Rights Campaigner
Sundas Hoorain, Pakistani Human Rights Lawyer
Tarek Fatah, Writer
Taslima Nasrin, Bangladeshi Writer

For more information on the International Day to Defend Amina, contact:

Maryam Namazie
tel: +44 (0) 7719166731
email: maryamnamazie@gmail.com
web: https://maryam.wlfserver.xyz/
blog: https://maryam.wlfserver.xyz/

Inna Shevchenko
FEMEN
tel: +33605857180
e-mail: femen.ua@gmail.com
web: http://femen.org/en

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151 Comments

  1. May I just clarify my former comment regarding “extreme responses” such as how Amina’s showing her breasts is viewed by some.
    In commenting that way I was IN NO WAY condoning or suggesting that extreme VIOLENCE is ever justified or warranted. I was viewing the baring of human flesh, such as in this case, rather like the over use of the same offensive 4 letter word. If such a word is over-used in the same conversation or, say, in a movie it loses impact. That is the ‘extremeness’ to which I was referring. So showing completely naked flesh can demonstrate to those who seem to have a phobia about the exposure of human flesh as something evil and taboo, even if not a private part, is really nothing to fear. Nor is it sinful especially in the wider context. Get real! It is just flesh of which we are all made.
    But never is violence an appropriate response.http://monw3atkom.blogspot.com/

  2. Don’t you just love it when the ‘religion of peace’ goes around threatening death to all that won’t acknowledge its jurisdiction…

  3. Stupid comments in here. To make yourself naked dont show any courage or superiority over men..fiminists always look for stupid ways to gain attention

    You people are not animal and you cannot live in house with your naked mother and sister . can you?

    1. Do I understand, therefore, Raja, that you support the abuse and discrimination against women especially in its most extreme forms as seen in strict Muslim countries? Where is the humanity in the minds of those people who would, say, recommend stoning or even death for the really very benign act of this young woman?
      Finally, you seem to deny the fact that only a very extreme response to an extreme attitude can make any impact or difference. That is how it is in human affairs.

      1. May I just clarify my former comment regarding “extreme responses” such as how Amina’s showing her breasts is viewed by some.
        In commenting that way I was IN NO WAY condoning or suggesting that extreme VIOLENCE is ever justified or warranted. I was viewing the baring of human flesh, such as in this case, rather like the over use of the same offensive 4 letter word. If such a word is over-used in the same conversation or, say, in a movie it loses impact. That is the ‘extremeness’ to which I was referring. So showing completely naked flesh can demonstrate to those who seem to have a phobia about the exposure of human flesh as something evil and taboo, even if not a private part, is really nothing to fear. Nor is it sinful especially in the wider context. Get real! It is just flesh of which we are all made.
        But never is violence an appropriate response.

  4. Liberté voilée, liberté volée..
    Tous, hommes, femmes, enfants, avec un voile graffé de mots solidaires avec Amina, le samedi 6 Avril 15 heure, 17 rue de Lübeck, Paris 16°, devant l’ambassade de Tunisie!

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