Originally published May 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM | Page modified May 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM
Tunisian feminist faces 6 months in prison
By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA
TUNIS, Tunisia —
Amina Tyler, the 19-year-old Tunisian woman who scandalized many in the country by posting topless photos of herself online as a protest, could face six months in prison for her latest arrest, her lawyer said Friday.
TUNIS, Tunisia, May 21 (UPI) — Tunisia, cradle of the Arab Reawakening in January 2011, has finally got tough with its hard-line Islamists as, like other North African states that overthrew longtime dictators, it finds itself struggling with the fallout of its groundbreaking pro-democracy uprising.
Ennahda’s crackdown could be smarter, integrating moderates and reserving tough stuff for those who back domestic terror
Tuesday 21 May 2013 08.24 EDT
Critics of Tunisia’s moderate Islamist government, led by the Ennahda party, have in the past chided it for being a soft touch with followers of the ultra-conservative Salafi movement, treating them like wide-eyed, wayward children with a well-intentioned but simplistic view of religion. But times have changed.