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Bloggers and social media users were investigated or prosecuted for the peaceful online expression of their views, including for criticizing the government’s approach to dealing with COVID-19. Protests were staged against insufficient government aid and protection of health workers during the...
Middle East and North Africa

Tunisia: The abuse of pre-trial detention to silence political opponents, authorities targeting political opposition with vague pretrial detention laws

Tunisian authorities have used vague provisions in the law governing pretrial detention to jail a series of high-profile opponents, public figures, and perceived enemies of President Kais Saied without showing that the measure is reasonable and necessary as required by international law. These...
Middle East and North Africa Justice Systems

Tunisia: Oral Statement on the consideration of UPR reports at the UN Human Rights Council 52nd session 27 February – 4 April 2023

Amnesty International welcomes Tunisia’s support for 192 recommendations, including on guaranteeing the separation of powers, and in particular the independence of the judiciary, highlighting the need for protecting human rights and freedoms as well as the establishment of a Constitutional Court.