Tag Archive: FEMEN

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 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 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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Mar 21 2013

4 April 2013: International Day to Defend Amina; she represents us

UPDATES AND MORE: 4 April 2013: Today is our day to defend our Amina 3 April 2013: For Amina: My body against political Islam. No Sharia. 3 April 2013: On 4 April, we will breast them! 2 April 2013: Why an International Day to Defend Amina? 2 April 2013: I have no regrets 28 March …

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Mar 19 2013

Amina represents me

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An Islamist preacher says 19 year old Tunisian Amina (FEMEN Tunisia) who posted a topless photo of herself bearing the slogan “my body belongs to me, and is not the source of anyone’s honour” deserves to be stoned to death. A lawyer has said she may face up to 2 years’ imprisonment and fines as a …

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Mar 04 2013

No to hejab, indeed!

Iranian women’s rights campaigners and members of the Worker-communist Party of Iran staged a topless protest against the veil and Sharia in Stockholm in the run-up to 8 March, International Women’s Day. No to hejab, indeed!

Oct 01 2012

October 2012: our naked body is our challenge

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October 2012 is here. The photo for this month’s Nude Photo Revolutionary Calendar is that of topless activist of the FEMEN movement, Alena Magelat. By the way, here is her censored photo for Facebook since it doesn’t allow nudity… The calendar is the idea of campaigner Maryam Namazie to support Aliaa Magda Elmahdy and join her ‘screams …

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Aug 18 2012

Religion not Pussy Riot is guilty of hooliganism

Three members of Pussy Riot were found guilty of ‘hooliganism’ driven by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in jail for staging an ‘obscene’ ‘punk prayer service’ at the altar of the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow as part of a protest against Putin. If anything it is religion that is part …

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Aug 02 2012

There is still a lot to do!

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Aug 02 2012

British Police: You did the Islamic morality police proud

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to join the FEMEN action against Sharia law and Islamism at the Olympics today as I am really sick and travelling tomorrow for a conference in Montreal (which I would most likely have missed since they were arrested). Reza Moradi was there and filmed their action and the police’s brutal arrest. …

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Aug 02 2012

FEMEN activists arrested

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Police were brutal towards the FEMEN activists protesting Sharia law and Islamist states in the Olympics. I got a text today saying that four activists had been arrested at their action today. This report says five. Shame on the British police. They have arrested the wrong people. There are plenty of representatives of Islamic states …

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Aug 01 2012

Topless activism against the Olympics and Sharia law

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  As you know, we’ve been involved in some protests against the International Olympics Committee’s violation of its principles of gender equality and neutrality with regards Islamic states, veiling and inequality. On 25 July, One Law for All co-organised an event on this at which activist Sundas Hoorain spoke. Here is her speech. Tomorrow, FEMEN is organising …

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Apr 01 2012

Nudity is freedom

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I just got back from yesterday’s brilliant FEMEN Paris action in support of women in the Middle East and North Africa. Most certainly, nudity is freedom… Censored Femen: Paris Nudite – Liberte manifesto… by TECHNOLOGOS In addition to FEMEN Activists and I, other protestors included popular Lebanese actress Darina Al Jondy and well-known French women’s …

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