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Tunisia: Torture, illegal detention and unfair trials

, Index number: MDE 30/005/2008

Hundreds if not thousands of young people suspected of terrorism-related offences have been arrested in Tunisia in the past five years. Many have been tortured and otherwise ill-treated, held incommunicado and subjected to enforced disappearance. Some have been sentenced after unfair trials before military and other courts to long prison terms or even death. This document urges the Tunisian authorities, amongst other things, to end impunity for the security forces; to introduce a moratorium on executions; and, to take effective measure to prevent torture and other ill-treatment.

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