Tunisian minister ready to quit as union calls for dissolution of government

Jul 31, 2013

TUNIS // The Tunisian interior minister, Lotfi Ben Jeddou, said yesterday he was ready to resign, as the country’s largest labour union called for the dissolution of the Islamist-led government.

FEMEN facing Trial for case leniency

Little sympathy for topless protesters facing Tunisia trial

TUNIS // While some Tunisians believe Femen activist Amina Sboui is being harshly treated for her anti-Islamist protest, there is little public sympathy for three European women who protested topless in support of her.

The three women, two French and one German, face jail terms of up to a year when they go on trial in Tunis on Wednesday, although their lawyer is confident of a lighter sentence.