Tunisia: Further information on fear of torture / ill-treatment and new concern: prisoner of conscience: Jalel Maalej
Jalel Maaleg was tried in Sfax on 4 February 1995 on charges of membership of an unauthorized association (Al-Nahda) and of attending meetings of this association in France (where attending such a meeting is not an offence). He denies both charges. He was sentenced to three years' imprisonment and a further two years' "controle administratif", which means having to report regularly to the police. AI has adopted him as a prisoner of conscience.