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Tunisia: Activist On Trial For Filming A Protest: Maissa al-Oueslati

, Index number: MDE 30/1060/2019

On 4 September 2019, 18 years old activist Maissa al-Oueslati was filming a protester threatening to set himself on fire in front of a police station. The police arbitrarily detained her and her 16-year-old brother, and interrogated them without a lawyer, in a blatant violation of Tunisian law. The police then sent them to a detention centre where they spent a night. Maissa is facing pumped up charges and could be sentenced to up to four years in prison.

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