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Topless Tunisian Activist Under Arrest and Awaiting Charges

Femen Activists

Amina Tyler, one of Tunisia's most outspoken activists who started a trend of “topless jihad” has been in the news lately because of her topless protests along with the radical feminist group Femen. Femen has a reputation for staging nude protests, moves which draws mixed reactions from the largely Islamic population. The string of nude protests which are largely believed to have stemmed from the topless protests staged by Tyler could possibly lead to charges being filed against her.

Catholic Church Attacks Filipino Reproductive Rights, Risking Further Alienation

Catholic Church - Philippines

MANILA, Philippines -- Angered by a new law in the Philippines that would provide poor Filipinos easier birth control access, leaders of the Catholic Church threw their weight behind an effort to sway public sentiment just before the midterm elections on May 13 -- but they appear to have miscalculated their influence.

Women Candidates Banned from Competing in Iran Election by Constitutional Body

Women - Iran Election

Women have been barred from competing in the upcoming Iranian presidential election, scheduled for June 14. The decision was passed down by Iran's Guardian Council, an organization responsible for interpreting the Iranian constitution as well as approving presidential candidates.

Australian Woman Gang-Raped & Jailed for Illicit Sex Under Sharia La

Alicia Gali

Alicia Gali was an Australian employee of hotel chain Starwood in the United Arab Emirates when she was subjected to a brutal attack. While using her laptop in the hotel bar, her drink was spiked and, while she was unconscious, Gali was raped by three of her colleagues. Gali woke up with multiple bruises and four broken ribs. At this point, she took herself to hospital and reported the crime herself.

Bangladesh Riots for Anti-Blasphemy Laws

Bangladeshi Hifazat-e Islam activists

The streets of Dhaka, Bangladesh's capital city, have been the home to uprisings during the past two months. Some Bengali people want justice for those playing a role in the war crime tribunals from the 1971 War of Independence. After the tribunal sentenced Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a Bangladeshi Islamist party leader, to death, people took to the streets, ensuing riots

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