Thursday, June 6, 2013

Femen activists on trial in Tunisia for topless protest

Three members of the feminist group Femen have appeared in court in Tunisia after holding a topless protest in support of a detained activist.

Two French women and a German face a one-year prison sentence if convicted of public indecency.

They were arrested in May after demonstrating for the release of Amina Tyler, who has been charged with carrying an "incendiary object".

Religious activists rallied outside the courthouse on Wednesday.