Outrage over Tunisia 'indecency' case

Growing religious conservatism feared in Tunisia after alleged rape victim is charged with public indecency.

    Demonstrators in the Tunisian capital have voiced their disgust at a case they say has turned a victim into the accused.

    Two policemen are accused of raping a woman. But the woman and her partner - who made the rape allegation - have been charged with public indecency, and now face a six month jail sentence if convicted.

    Human rights groups say the case is an outrage in democratic Tunisia, and a sign of growing religious conservatism since the coalition government took power last year.

    Al Jazeera's Khadija Magardie reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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