The Tunisian LGBT activist group Shams announced yesterday on Facebook:
Shams – Tunisia announces with regret that its vice-president, Ahmed Ben Amor, attempted suicide at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 9, by consuming a huge amount of drugs. He was hospitalized in a coma.
Shams believes this happened because of the homophobia of his family and the society and because of death threats that Ahmed has regularly received.
Today Shams published an update:
Ahmed Ben Amor, Vice President of Shams-Tunisia is better. He finally woke up and he was able to eat.
We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him again very soon.