Tag Archive: Amina

Aug 05 2013

Amina’s first interview after prison

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Here’s Amina’s first interview with FEMEN’s Inna Shevchenko after her release from prison. She still awaits a trial for outstanding charges and isn’t completely safe or free so we need to remain vigilant:

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Aug 02 2013

Amina is free; viva Amina

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Amina has been freed though she still faces charges. Her lawyer said: “Amina is still on trial for desecrating the cemetery but the public indecency and forming an alliance to assault properties and individuals charges have been dropped.” Congratulations to FEMEN and all those who fought to free her. We must continue the fight until …

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Jun 13 2013

Witch Trials in Tunisia

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The three young German and French FEMEN activists who protested topless at a Tunisian court in defence of Amina have been sentenced to four months in prison! According to an interview with one of their lawyers: We knew that the maximum sentence was six months. The court in Tunis has not gone so far but …

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Jun 05 2013

Amina Akbar

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Tunisian FEMEN activist Amina was brought back to court today in handcuffs and covered in a blanket. The “secret hearing” under police supervision meant that the decision of the court is unknown, according to FEMEN. Amina faces up to two years in prison for writing “FEMEN” on a mosque wall and carrying pepper spray for …

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Jun 02 2013

Release Amina and FEMEN activists now

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On 30 May, FEMEN activist Amina Tyler went on trial on charges of ”desecration of a grave” and “carrying harmful weapons”. She had scrawled the slogan FEMEN on a mosque wall and had pepper spray for her own protection with her. The judge decided to keep her jailed and added the charge of “attack on …

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May 25 2013

Hands off our Amina!

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Here’s an update from the campaign to defend Amina. FEMEN Tunisia activist Amina has been arrested and faces imprisonment. We must act to support her now. More details to follow. Here’s the letter: Hello to all of you. Thanks to you, we were able to collect 4730-euro. We collected 5525 USD (less 442 USD of indiegogo expenses …

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May 04 2013

Amina: No more moral lessons

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Here is the latest photo from Amina Tyler of FEMEN Tunisia. No More Moral Lessons, indeed! You can donate to support Amina here; I just did. Amina continues her protests in Tunisia. On 1 May, Amina and other activists protested against the representatives of the Congress Party for the Republic Moncef Marzouki, including against the …

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Apr 29 2013

Support Amina!

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Dear friends, Amina is asking for support! She is preparing to escape from Tunisia for her own safety. Please join the campaign to support Amina by donating here. As has been previously reported, Amina was kidnapped by her family after posting a topless photo of herself for Femen Tunisia. On April 12, Amina managed to …

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Apr 16 2013

Amina: “I will continue the struggle in Tunisia”

Amina’s first talk with FEMEN’s Inna Shevchenko after her escape from detention. Amina was kidnapped, denied contact with friends and FEMEN, beaten, taken to a psychiatrist, drugged, forced to read the Koran and taken to imams though she is an atheist, taught “morals”, given a virginity test… all because she posted a topless photo of …

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Apr 13 2013

In defence of nude protest: freedom is my culture

News Flash: 15 April 2013: There are reports that Amina has escaped from her detention but is still not fully safe or free. We await the day she is free and safe – hopefully soon. More information here. 13 April 2013: Today, FEMEN activists stormed a conference at which Tunisian president Marzouki was speaking at in …

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Apr 05 2013

Today is our day to defend our Amina

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Updated 5 April, 22:00 hours April 4 was our day to defend our Amina. The 19 year old Tunisian FEMEN activist whose only “crime” was to post a topless photo of herself saying: “my body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone’s honour” and “fuck your morals”. Whilst she has done nothing wrong, …

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Apr 04 2013

You just don’t get it!

A group of women have set up a Facebook page called Muslim women against FEMEN…. Muslimah Pride Day. They just don’t get it (or obviously choose not to). On a day that has been set aside to defend a 19 year old woman who has been threatened by an Islamist with death by stoning, detained, …

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Apr 03 2013

For Amina: My Body Against Political Islam. No Sharia.

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Apr 03 2013

On 4 April, we will breast them!

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On 4th April, actions will be held in Berlin, Bonn, Bremen, Brussels, Frankfurt, Gothenburg, Kiev, London, Malmo, Milan, Montreal, Paris, Rio De Janeiro, San Francisco, Stockholm, Vancouver, Warsaw and more to mark 4 April, the International Day to Defend Amina. (See actions listed below.) These actions along with countless other activities including posting topless photos, …

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Apr 02 2013

Why an International Day to Defend Amina?

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Below is a compilation of questions I have been responding to on 4 April for various journalists: Why an International Day to Defend Amina? When I heard that 19 year old Tunisian Amina had been threatened with death for posting a topless photo of herself bearing the slogan “my body belongs to me, and is …

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Apr 02 2013

I have no regrets

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19 year old Tunisia Amina who bared her breasts against Islamism recently managed to tell a journalist that she has no regrets for her topless act. Though she was meant to be back at school on Monday, she was not there and continues to be held by her family against her will and prevented from contacting …

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Mar 28 2013

Free Amina, Free Tunisia: It is the same cry

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Writer and filmmaker Caroline Fourest, one of the signatories calling for an International Day to Defend Amina has written about Amina in French here. Even with the not very fluent google translation into English, what is clear from her article is that Amina’s detention within her family – with the assistance of the police – …

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Mar 27 2013

A Chicago School’s charge of Islamophobia

UPDATE: A reader wrote to the school and received the following response from the principal: Please check your sources related to the news article stating I decided to remove Persepolis from my school. That is completely untrue and slanderous. I only reported to my staff that I was informed the district was contemplating removing the …

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Mar 25 2013

Don’t stop fighting for Amina

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There have been reports in the media that “Amina’s lawyer” has said she is safe at home. If she is so safe, why is she no longer able to speak to anyone or be in contact with others? And is this Amina’s lawyer or her family’s? Clearly, it’s the family’s! According to FEMEN’s (edited) statement: The …

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Mar 24 2013

Let’s Breast Them

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UPDATED 3 April 2013 (More photos and actions below) Demonstrations and actions are now being held in Brussels, Rio, Montreal, Vancouver, Paris, Berlin, Bremen, Bonn, Frankfurt, Malmo, Gotenburg, Stockholm, Milan, Kiev, London, San Francisco, Warsaw and more. See below for more details. The 19 year old Tunisian Amina who posted a topless photo of herself with the slogan “my …

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