Middle East

Tunisia Femen activist Amina 'to go free'

Amina Sboui at M'saken court, south of Tunis, last Monday. The Tunisian judiciary on Thursday ordered the release of Femen activist Amina Sboui pending trial for desecrating a cemetery, her lawyer Halim Meddeb told AFP.

Amina Sboui at M'saken court, south of Tunis, last Monday. The Tunisian judiciary on Thursday ordered the release of Femen activist Amina Sboui pending trial for desecrating a cemetery, her lawyer Halim Meddeb told AFP.  (AFP/File)

The Tunisian judiciary on Thursday ordered the release of Femen activist Amina Sboui pending trial for desecrating a cemetery, her lawyer Halim Meddeb told AFP.

"She will be free within hours. I wasn't expecting this," he said, adding that the young woman detained since May faces trial for painting the word "Femen" on a cemetery wall in protest at a planned meeting of radical Sunni Muslim Salafists.

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