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Femen Activists Jailed for Topless Protest in Tunisia

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A court in Tunisia has jailed three European activists of the Femen group who staged a topless protest in the country last month, local media have reported.

MOSCOW, June 12 (RIA Novosti) – A court in Tunisia has jailed three European activists of the Femen group who staged a topless protest in the country last month, local media have reported.

Two French citizens and a German national were handed four-month jail sentences on Wednesday for having targeted Tunisia’s justice ministry on May 29, tunisia-live.net said.

Josephine, Pauline and Marguerite were arrested after staging their topless protest in support of another Femen activist, Amina, who had been arrested for an anti-Islamist protest in Tunisia on May 19.

The Femen activists were charged with offending public decency and threatening public order.

Radical feminist movement Femen was established in Ukraine in 2008 and devoted mainly to protests on women’s issues. Later the group made headlines for topless protests around the world on various issues, including religion, national and international topics.

 

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