EU condemns jailing of topless feminists in Tunisia

By REUTERS
June 13, 2013 16:35

BRUSSELS - The European Union said on Thursday jail sentences handed down to three European feminist activists who staged a topless protest in Tunisia were too severe and urged the Islamist-led government to reform its laws on freedom of expression.

A Tunisian court sentenced one German and two French members of women's rights group Femen to four months in prison on Wednesday for indecency after they appeared topless in the capital last month.

Marguerite Stern and Pauline Hillier of France and Josephine Markmann of Germany were calling for the release of Tunisian feminist activist Amina Tyler, who has been in detention since mid-May.


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