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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Tunis to protest the trial of a raped woman now accused of indecency.
Last Modified: 03 Oct 2012 11:13

The trial of a woman who says policemen raped her, and is now being accused of indecency, has drawn a crowd of protestors in Tunis on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old woman says three police officers stopped her in a car last month, and one of them held her fiance back while the other two raped her.

The police officers deny the charges, alleging that the woman in question was engaged in immoral behaviour with her fiance when they stopped her.

The case has drawn nationwide attention as the governing Islamist-led coalition endeavours to write a new constitution, leading many to question how it will define women’s rights.

Hundreds of protestors gathered today at the central Tunis courthouse in a show of support to demonstrate their indignation and uphold the rights of Tunisian women.


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Tunisian civil society groups expressed outrage at the trial of the woman.


Rabii Kalboussi/Al Jazeera
Protesters expressed their fears that the government has been attempting to limit women’s rights. The poster on the left reads: "In my country the police rape me and the courts accuse me."


Rabii Kalboussi/Al Jazeera
Tunisian feminist groups have accused the police of regularly harassing women, who bother them about what they are wearing or being unaccompanied by family members at night.


Rabii Kalboussi/Al Jazeera
The Interior Ministry said that before the alleged rape took place, the woman and her fiance were found in an "immoral position", which activists have decried as an attempt to shift blame away from the police officers.


Rabii Kalboussi/Al Jazeera
Activists say the case is an outrage in democratic Tunisia, and a sign of growing religious conservatism since the coalition government took power last year.


Rabii Kalboussi/Al Jazeera
The demonstrators hoisted messages and slogans defending the woman's right to justice.


Rabii Kalboussi/Al Jazeera
“The victim is turning into the accused”, protestors chanted. Tunisia is widely believed to have among the most progressive laws regarding women in the Arab world.


Rabii Kalboussi/Al Jazeera
Activists present said they questioned the seriousness of the government's commitment to applying the national plan to combat violence against women. According to the organisers, the protest is meant to call attention to the fragile status of women in the North African country.



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Tunisian civil society groups expressed outrage at the trial of the woman.;*;Protesters expressed their fears that the government has been attempting to limit women’s rights. The poster on the left reads: "In my country the police rape me and the courts accuse me." ;*;Tunisian feminist groups have accused the police of regularly harassing women, who bother them about what they are wearing or being unaccompanied by family members at night. ;*;The Interior Ministry said that before the alleged rape took place, the woman and her fiance were found in an "immoral position", which activists have decried as an attempt to shift blame away from the police officers. ;*;Activists say the case is an outrage in democratic Tunisia, and a sign of growing religious conservatism since the coalition government took power last year.;*;The demonstrators hoisted messages and slogans defending the woman(***)s right to justice. ;*;“The victim is turning into the accused”, protestors chanted. Tunisia is widely believed to have among the most progressive laws regarding women in the Arab world.;*;Activists present said they questioned the seriousness of the government(***)s commitment to applying the national plan to combat violence against women. According to the organisers, the protest is meant to call attention to the fragile status of women in the North African country. Daylife ID:
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Tunisian civil society groups expressed outrage at the trial of the woman.

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=05RX4nm7mn8GHRabii KalboussiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Tunisian civil society groups expressed outrage at the trial of the woman.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=0aMtbtKcUUbZq

Protesters expressed their fears that the government has been attempting to limit women’s rights. The poster on the left reads: "In my country the police rape me and the courts accuse me."

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:31:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=0aMtbtKcUUbZqRabii KalboussiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Protesters expressed their fears that the government has been attempting to limit women’s rights. The poster on the left reads: "In my country the police rape me and the courts accuse me."

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=03BQdX76hpeAA

Tunisian feminist groups have accused the police of regularly harassing women, who bother them about what they are wearing or being unaccompanied by family members at night.

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:32:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=03BQdX76hpeAARabii KalboussiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

Tunisian feminist groups have accused the police of regularly harassing women, who bother them about what they are wearing or being unaccompanied by family members at night.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=0f52dvLaJw3jy

The Interior Ministry said that before the alleged rape took place, the woman and her fiance were found in an "immoral position", which activists have decried as an attempt to shift blame away from the police officers.

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=0f52dvLaJw3jyRabii KalboussiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

The Interior Ministry said that before the alleged rape took place, the woman and her fiance were found in an "immoral position", which activists have decried as an attempt to shift blame away from the police officers.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=08XQ5x05RQ5LFActivists say the case is an outrage in democratic Tunisia, and a sign of growing religious conservatism since the coalition government took power last year.Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=08XQ5x05RQ5LFRabii KalboussiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesActivists say the case is an outrage in democratic Tunisia, and a sign of growing religious conservatism since the coalition government took power last year. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=0dB8crPewP7mpThe demonstrators hoisted messages and slogans defending the woman's right to justice. Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:34:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=0dB8crPewP7mpRabii KalboussiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesThe demonstrators hoisted messages and slogans defending the woman's right to justice. http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=05Wx0ff94S8K3

“The victim is turning into the accused”, protestors chanted. Tunisia is widely believed to have among the most progressive laws regarding women in the Arab world.

Tue, 02 Oct 2012 13:31:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=05Wx0ff94S8K3Rabii KalboussiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload Images

“The victim is turning into the accused”, protestors chanted. Tunisia is widely believed to have among the most progressive laws regarding women in the Arab world.

http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=0cgpbZVa4UgWgActivists present said they questioned "the seriousness of the government's commitment to applying the national plan to combat violence against women". According to the organisers, the protest is meant to call attention to the fragile status of women in the North African country.Tue, 02 Oct 2012 00:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Tunisia-rape-protests?image_id=0cgpbZVa4UgWgRabii KalboussiAl JazeeraAl Jazeera Upload ImagesActivists present said they questioned "the seriousness of the government's commitment to applying the national plan to combat violence against women". According to the organisers, the protest is meant to call attention to the fragile status of women in the North African country.


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