Tunisiam Femen activist not guilty over ‘insulting’ public servant


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The Independent Online

A Tunisian member of the Ukrainian feminist direct-action group Femen has been cleared of insulting and defaming a public servant, according to her lawyer.

The charge stemmed from an incident in prison when Amina Sboui got into an altercation with guards she alleged were mistreating a fellow inmate.

Ms Sboui was arrested on 19 May for allegedly scrawling “Femen” on a cemetery wall in the city of Kairouan, protesting against a planned conference of conservative Muslims.

The activist remains in prison however, pending her trial on the charge of desecrating a cemetery.