A 27-year-old Tunisian woman who alleges she was raped earlier this month by two policemen now stands accused of indecency, her lawyer said. The woman was called by a judge to confront her two assailants on Wednesday, but in an unexpected development, the judge decided to pursue the victim for “outraging public decency” attorney Saida Garrach told Al-Monitor.
The woman and her boyfriend were apprehended Sept. 3 by three policemen in a suburb of Tunis as they were sitting in their car, and asked for money. The boyfriend was handcuffed while his partner was raped by two of the policemen in the back the car, she claims. The two are now sitting in jail awaiting trial. Traces of both men’s semen were found on the car’s seat and on the victim’s underwear, the lawyer said.