Europeans topless protesters may face 2 years in prison

May 31, 2013 | By More

May 31, AP Tunis – They have been charged with offending public decency and threatening public order

The defence lawyer for the three European feminists that protested topless in front of the Tunis courthouse says they have been charged with offending public decency and threatening public order.

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Souhaib Bahri said Friday they would appear in court on June 5 and face up to two years in prison.

On Thursday, two French and a German member of the Ukrainian feminist group Femen protested for the release of a Tunisian member of the group currently in custody after her own protest in the religious centre of Qairouan.

The women were forcibly removed from the courthouse by police while angry Tunisians demonstrated against them and attacked journalists. Sboui, also known by her pseudonym Tyler, will also appear in court in Kairouan on June 5 on charges of offending public decency.

Associated press writer for human rights observers – contributed to this report.

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