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Tunisia: ‘They never tell me why’: Arbitrary restrictions on movement in Tunisia

, Index number: MDE 30/8848/2018

In the context of their “national plan to combat terrorism”, the Tunisian authorities have implemented since 2013 a set of border control measures known as S17 to monitor the movements of individuals it suspects of affiliation with “jihadi groups” and have prevented thousands from travelling abroad. Amnesty International’s research demonstrates that the authorities have imposed measures in a discriminatory manner based on appearance, religious practices or previous criminal convictions and without providing a justification or obtaining a court order. The measures have negatively affected individuals’ livelihoods or have involved their arbitrary arrest and short-term detention

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