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Tunisia: Act now for Houssine Tarkhani

, Index number: MDE 30/004/2008

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.

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