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Tunisia: Human rights defenders in the line of fire

, Index number: MDE 30/020/1998

This report examines the cases human rights defenders in Tunisia who are subjected to a continuing policy of harassment by the Tunisian authorities. Measures used against them include long-term imprisonment, short-term detention, harassment of family, sleaze campaigns and restriction on movement. So far the Tunisian government has resisted the mounting international pressure to address these issues.

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