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Tunisia: Further information on human rights defender / fear for safety: Sihem Ben Sedrine

, Index number: MDE 30/017/2001

Journalist Sihem Ben Sedrine was arrested on 26 June, when she returned from a two-week tour of Europe, where she spoke publicly about how the human rights situation in Tunisia has deteriorated, and how civil liberties and freedom of expression have been increasingly curtailed. In the past she has been beaten in police custody, and Amnesty International fears for her safety.

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