Tunisia Sentences Topless Activists to Four Months in Jail

Were protesting treatment of another jailed activist


Two French and one German activist charged with indecency and attacking public morals for a topless May 29 protest in support of a jailed Tunisian Femen activist have been sentenced to four months in prison, a lawyer for the women said Wednesday.

"The judge condemned the three Femen activists to four months and one day in prison for an attack on public morals and indecency," Souheib Bahri told AFP.

The judge opened the hearing by questioning the women, two French and one German, on the reasons and circumstances of their bare-breasted protest on May 29, a first in the Arab world.