FEMEN Activist Amina could be executed over Topless Facebook Photo
A Tunisian FEMEN activist who posted a topless photo of herself on Facebook has been accused by a Tunisian Salfi preacher of committing a crime that should be punished with death. Alami Adel was quoted by a Tunisian paper – Assabah News – as saying that 19-year-old Amina “must be quarantined” for what she did.
“She deserves to be stoned to death and she must be quarantined because what she did is an epidemic. She is like someone suffering from a serious and contagious illness and she must be secluded and treated,” he said.
Amina caused uproar in the Muslim country for uploading to Facebook a topless photo of her with words that in English read “My body belongs to me”, writes Opposingviews. Amina is a FEMEN activist. The group is a feminist movement based in the Ukraine that stages topless protests all over Europe in the name of women’s rights.
The young Tunisian girl, who is now in a psychiatric hospital in Tunis, could face up to two years in prison and fined as much as $600 if found guilty. In a statement, FEMEN leader Inna Shevchenko was quoted as saying: “We are afraid for her life and we call on women to fight for their freedom against religious atrocities.”