Trial of Femen protesters begins in Tunisia


The trial of three European feminists charged with public indecency after demonstrating topless in front of Tunisia’s Palace of Justice began in Tunis today.

The activists – two French women and one German – are members of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen.

They appeared topless on 29 May, demanding the release of a Tunisian member of the group, Amina Sboui, who was arrested after protesting that month. They have been charged with public indecency and being a threat to public order. Outside the court, dozens protested against them.