Tunisia: Act now for Houssine Tarkhani
Houssine Tarkhani was forcibly returned from France to Tunisia, and was detained on arrival in Tunis on 3 June 2007. Houssine Tarkhani has been charged with terrorist offences and is awaiting trial. His lawyer’s request that he receive a medical examination for evidence of torture remains unanswered. This document urges the Tunisian authorities to ensure that the allegations that Houssine Tarkhani was tortured are thoroughly investigated; to ensure that he is fairly tried and to take effective measures to prevent torture, incommunicado detention and enforced disappearance.