“Free Amina!” – Femen stage a protest in front of a Tunisian court


The ‘Amina’ in question is Amina Tyler, a Tunisian member of Femen.  (I have written about her here.)  She had posted a topless photo of herself on FaceBook with the Arabic words for ‘My body is my own’ written across her chest.  Her family had her committed to a mental institution, she ran away and now she is facing charges of indecency.

So, the day before her trial, three Femen activists staged the first Femen topless protest  in the Arab world in front of the Tunisian court where Amina is to be tried.

Considering they each could face 6 months in jail – and that is if the Islamists don’t get to them first:  that is very, very brave of them!

Femen against Sharia!

You go, girls!


Amina Tyler, the Tunusian Femen, is missing

According to her family, Amina has left the house and not been seen or heard from since.

Considering her family had had her committed to a mental institution following Amina’s typically Femen topless protest, I do hope she is getting herself to safety in one of our oppressive capitalist countries.  But, given all the death threats and fatwas against her, the possibility of foul play cannot be discounted, either…

UPDATE:  Amina ran away and is now safe!