The three members of the famous Femen activist organization were faced with public indecency after protesting in support of their imprisoned sister-in-arms Amina Tyler. The court "condemned the three Femen activists to four months and 1 day in prison for an attack on public morals and indecency", their lawyer, Souheib Bahri, told the media. Ms. Tyler was put behind bars after reportedly writing "Femen" on a wall in the religious centre of Kairouan. She previously caused an outrage among some Tunisians by posting photos of herself top-less with the slogan "my body is my own personal" written on her behalf torso.
Tunisia has recently seen an increase in the prominence of ultra-conservative Islamists known as Salafists, who campaign for greater public piety in the country, following the ouster of secularist Ben Ali.