Protesters gather in central Tunis demanding ‘freedom for Amdouni’ and other Tunisians arrested during recent demonstrations.
Tunisian protesters shout slogans against police forces during a protest against the government [Fethi Belaid/AFP]
Hundreds of protesters have rallied in Tunisia’s capital to demand the release of a gay rights and democracy activist sentenced to jail for insulting police officers.
Rania Amdouni, a member of the human rights group Damj, Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality was arrested last weekend in Tunis. The 26-year-old was involved in protests calling for social and economic justice and against police abuse over the two last months.
Activists said Amdouni was increasingly targeted since February as she became a visible part of the daily demonstrations. Her photo was repeatedly