Tunisia sentences Femen topless activists to prison
Three Europeans were sentenced to four months in prison Wednesday for staging a topless protest to support a jailed Tunisian Femen activist. The two French citizens and one German national were charged with indecency and attacking public morals.
Twenty people were handed two-year suspended jail sentences on Tuesday for attacking the US Embassy in Tunis in September. Hundreds of Islamist protesters took part in the attack in response to a US-made film they considered insulting to Islam.
Foreign activists arrested for topless protest in Tunisia
Two French and one German FEMEN activist were taken into custody in Tunisia on Wednesday after baring their breasts to demonstrate against the jailing of a Tunisian woman who posted topless pictures of herself online as a form of protest.
Twenty people accused of involvement in a deadly attack on the US embassy last year went on trial in Tunis on Tuesday. Angry protesters attacked the embassy on September 14, 2012, after a US man released a video online that many thought mocked Islam.