Tunisia woman accused of indecency after alleged rape by police

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Angered Tunisia protesters took to the streets Tuesday after a woman who was allegedly raped by police officers was charged with indecency, CNN reported.

The protesters gathered outside the courtroom where the woman and her fiancé defended themselves against allegations of indecency, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The couple said, last month three police officers approached them in their car and raped the woman while one officer took the male to an ATM to extort money from him, CNN reported.

After the woman filed a complaint against the officers, the officers said when the approached the car, they found the couple in an "immoral position," according to CNN. The intentional indecent behaviors charges could result in up to 6 months in prison.

Tunisia feminist and human rights groups said the charges are an attempt to humiliate and scare the couple, as well as a way to scare other citizens from reporting police abuse, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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