24 mars 2013

Tunisisk feminist sänd till mentalsjukhus

Uppdatering 2: Aktivister på nätet har utlyst den 4:e april som den Internationella dagen till Aminas försvar.

Uppdatering. Enligt andra källor än de här nedanför har Amina blivit kidnappad av sin familj.
One of the people who kidnapped Amina has been boasting that they did it for “her own good”. It is unclear though whether she has been hospitalised or held somewhere else. Her phone has been taken from her and communication with her has stopped so we are no longer in contact with her.
We anxiously await news about her safety and situation and warn those who are holding her not to hurt her and to release her immediately.

Nedanstående är de tidigare nyheterna, från tidningen the Atlantic.
Tunisian Woman Sent to a Psychiatric Hospital for Posting Topless Photos on Facebook

Activist from the women's rights organisation Femen protest outside the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on January 26, 2013. (Miro Kuzmanovic/Reuters)
Amina, a 19-year-old Tunisian aspirant to the radical, Ukraine-born feminist group Femen has been delivered by her parents to a psychiatric hospital in Tunis, according to reports received by Femen leader Inna Shevchenko in Paris. Amina (her last name is unknown) had posted topless photos of herself on the Femen web page she created for the group in Tunisia several weeks ago. One photo shows her topless, smoking a cigarette, with "My Body is My Own and Not the Source of Anyone's Honor" scrawled in Arabic across her chest. Another shows her raising her middle fingers to the camera, with "Fuck Your Morals," written on her torso. The site was subsequently hacked and temporarily plastered with citations from the Quran. 
The head of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice in Tunisia, Almi Adel, a Salafi Islamic preacher, has called for Amina to be "stoned to death" for posting the images. He warned that Amina's action could cause "epidemics and disasters" and "could be contagious and give ideas to other women." Media reports say Tunisian secular law would punish her with up to two years in prison.
Femen itself issued a statement calling on women to "Fight for their freedom against religious atrocities" and to "Use your body as a poster for the slogans of freedom. Bare breasts against Islamism."
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Gunnar Lindholm sa...

Följdes den arabiska våren av en istid? Till vilken nytta har en diktator ersatts av förtryckande prästerskap? Sorgligt.

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