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Is Tunisia Rolling Back Freedom of Information?

The Tunisian government is facing accusations of rolling back access to information and media freedom, through its regulation of information and communication units in ministries, state agencies and other government institutions. Last month, Prime Minister Youssef Chahed issued circular n°4 of 15 January 2017 asking civil servants not to speak to the ...

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Former Tunisian president given 10 years for corruption

Tunisian ex-president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and his wife issued prison sentences for corruption.  Tunisian ex-president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, Leila Trabelsi, were issued new 10-year prison sentences for corruption on Thursday, authorities said, according to AFP. The two were found guilty by a court ...

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UN Expert: Tunisia Must Speed Up Reviews of Terror Cases

A U.N. human rights expert is urging Tunisian authorities to expedite judicial processing of more than 1,500 people accused of terrorist acts, saying nearly all are lingering in provisional detention without having been convicted of any crimes. Ben Emmerson, a special rapporteur on human rights amid the fight against terrorism, ...

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Italy and Tunisia united against terrorism, says Mattarella

Essebsi urges all-encompassing EU strategy for southern Med ROME – President Sergio Mattarella stressed Wednesday that Italy and Tunisia were determined to increase their collaboration against terrorism and human trafficking. He was speaking at the end of a meeting in Rome with his Tunisian counterpart Beji Caid Essebsi. ”Between our ...

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