Possible six months imprisonment for FEMEN Amina Tyler

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
Associated Press

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.

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Militancy in the Tunisien maghreb

Tunisia teeters as it grapples with jihadists

21 May, 2013

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.

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Salafi and the banned Congress

How to deal with Tunisia’s Salafists

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.

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Salafists clash with Tunisian police at rally in Kairouan

KAIROUAN, Tunisia – Supporters of the hard-line Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia clashed with Tunisian police on Sunday after the government banned its annual rally, saying it posed a threat to society.

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