Tunisia: Freed but not free: Tunisia’s former political prisoners

Index Number: MDE 30/003/2010

Political prisoners freed from Tunisia’s jails are far from free. From the day of their release, they face stifling and arbitrary measures. Some are rearrested and re-imprisoned for no reason other than because they expressed their rights to freedom of expression, association, assembly or movement. Others are denied access to medical care. The intimidation means that most cannot get jobs and all struggle to rebuild their lives. In this case sheet Amnesty International urges the Tunisian authorities to end the harassment and stigmatization of political prisoners after their release.

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