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Tunisia: Release FEMEN activist held on politically motivated charges

Headline Title:  Tunisia: Release FEMEN activist 29 July 2013 Today’s decision by a Tunisian court to dismiss a defamation case against the 18-year-old FEMEN activist Amina Sboui is only a partial victory, Amnesty International said as it called for her release.Amina was arrested on 19 May after writing the word “Femen” – the name of an international network of feminist activists famous for staging topless protests – on a cemetery wall in Kairouan in central Tunisia.  Held since then, she has faced an array of charges including defamation, insulting a civil servant and desecrating…

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