Tunisia: Amina to go on trial on May 30

Mother says she is sick, acting out with parents

24 May, 12:44

    (ANSAmed) - TUNIS, MAY 24 - The first hearing in a trial against Amina Tyler, the 19-year-old Tunisian Femen activist arrested Sunday for writing on a cemetery's wall and for possession of pepper spray, has been scheduled on May 30. She risks a sentence of up to two years in jail for the graffiti and up to six months over the spray.

    Meanwhile in an interview broadcast on television, the girl's mother said Amina has psychological problems and has been treated for a few years now at the El Razi hospital, showing doctors' certificates she said proved her claim. The woman said her daughter was angry because she and her husband had moved to Saudi Arabia for work, leaving their children behind in Tunis.

    Amina cannot stand the separation and her protests with the topless Femen group are only a symptom of her anger at her parents. She also claimed Amina, who has posted topless pictures of herself online, is being manipulated by someone to adopt 'obscene' behavior. (ANSAmed)
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