Topless Tunisian protester at the centre of controversy
Posted April 5, 2013on:
Topless Tunisian protester at the center of controversy
Conflicting reports on the whereabouts of a young Tunisian woman have circulated following her participation in the “sextremist” collective, Femen. On March 11, Amina Tyler, a 19 year-old Tunisian posed for Femen. Marking the organisation’s presence in the North African country, Tyler posed semi-nude with the words “My body belongs to me, it is not the source of anyone’s honour” written across her torso.
Adel Almi, leader of the conservative religious organisation Moderate Associate for Awareness and Reform, told Assabah News that her actions deserved 80-100 lashes, but may also warrant death by stoning. Following his comments, Femen representatives told Tunisian and international media that they had lost contact with Tyler and feared her missing.
Femen France: After we received this information, Femen activists tried to contact the young Tunisian to no avail. Her phone has been off. We fear for her life.
In an interview with Tunisia Live, Tyler’s lawyer, Bouchra Bel Haj Hmida, denied those claims:
She is not missing and “has never been in a psychiatric facility,” Bel Haj Hmida told Tunisia Live, contradicting reports that surfaced last week and have been widely circulated on the internet.
It takes one topless Tunisian young lady to make the buzz now in Huffington Posts, now, worldwide. Another Tunisian lady just won the chemistry worldwide Olympiad and was awarded the title of best innovator of the year 2013.
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