Tunisians protest for LGBT rights activist’s release


Hundreds of Tunisians demanded the release of an activist sentenced to six months in prison for allegedly insulting a police officer. The incident for which 26-year-old LGBT rights and pro-democracy campaigner Rania Amdouni was convicted on 4 March happened a few days earlier when she was trying to lodge a complaint against police intimidation. Amdouni accused police unions of harassing her by posting her photo on social media alongside personal information, in retaliation for her taking part in protests against police repression in January. Protesters gathered on the landmark Habib Bourguiba Avenue in central Tunis on Saturday demanding “freedom for Amdouni” and other Tunisians arrested during recent demonstrations.

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