Activist Lina Ben Mhenni dies at 36

Blogger and human rights activist Lina Ben M’henni died on Monday at the age of 36, from a chronic illness.

Late Lina Ben Mhenni who worked at the University of Tunis as an English language assistant is known for her opposition to Ben Ali’s regime and her fight against the abuses of dictatorship.

During the revolution, the activist contributed to the media coverage of demonstrations and clashes, especially in the delegation of Regueb, the governorate of Sidi Bouzid.

She received the Best Blog Award 2011 in Bonn on April 12, 2011, at the 7th edition of the major international blog competition, BOB’s, organised by the German broadcaster Deutsche Weil.

In 2011, the very young activist published her first book “Tunisian girl, blogger for an Arab spring.”

Lina Ben M’henni was born on May 22, 1983. She is the daughter of left-wing activist Sadok Ben Mhenni, one of the founders of the Tunisian section of Amnesty International.


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