4 December 2012

Tunisia: Graffiti Artists Face Trial in Tunisia

The trial of two Tunisian graffiti artists begins Wednesday (December 5th), Tunisia Live reported.

Oussama Bouagila and Chahine Berriche, students and members of activist street-art group "Zwelwa", were arrested November 3rd in Gabes for writing on a wall: "the people want rights for the poor." They were charged with defying the state of emergency, writing on government property and spreading messages that disturbed the public order.

Attorney Bochra Haj Hmida said that the students were being targeted for their socio-political message.

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