Archive for the ‘Tunisia’ Category
(London) – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) should articulate concrete human rights benchmarks for Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, and Tunisia as it expands its operations into the Middle East and North Africa, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter sent to the bank’s president, Thomas Mirow.
(Tunis) – Tunisia’s first torture case to go to trial following the ouster of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali highlights the need to address inadequacies in the legal framework for trying torture crimes, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Tunis) – The seven-year prison terms handed down on March 28, 2012 to two Tunisians for publishing writings perceived as offensive to Islam are examples of the need to repeal repressive laws dating to the Ben Ali era, Human Rights Watch said today.
(Tunis) – The decision to free a detained newspaper director pending trial was a positive move, but pretrial detention should be the exception rather than the rule, Human Rights Watch said today. A Tunisian judge on February 23, 2012, granted provisional release to the director of the national daily newspaper Attounsiyya after he spent a week in pretrial detention.
(Tunis) – The trial of a television director on morality charges for airing a controversial animated film is a disturbing turn for the nascent Tunisian democracy, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 23, 2012, a Tunis court announced that Nabil Karoui, director of Nessma TV, will go on trial on April 19 for airing the French animated movie “Persepolis.”
(Tunis) – Tunisia’s Constituent Assembly should urgently revise laws to ensure freedom of speech and the independence of the judiciary, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Legal reform in those two areas is key to safeguarding the human rights of all Tunisians, Human Rights Watch said.
(Tunis) – The Tunisian authorities should protect individual and academic freedoms from acts of violence and other threats by religiously motivated groups acting on university campuses, Human Rights Watch said today. Both the university authorities and the state security forces will need to cooperate to protect the rights to security and education of students and faculty.
(New York) – Tunisia should halt plans to extradite Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, the former Libyan prime minister, to Libya, where at present he will be at a real risk of torture, Human Rights Watch said today.
Por Donatella Rovera, asesora general de Amnistía Internacional sobre respuesta a la crisis, Túnez
Aquí en Túnez, hay una gran expectación y esperanza, y también temor, en la víspera de las primeras elecciones multipartidistas reales de la historia del país. Además, estas elecciones marcan un hito importante, ya que constituyen los primeros comicios que tienen [...]
By Donatella Rovera, Amnesty International’s Senior Crisis Response Advisor, in Tunis
There is much excitement and hope, and apprehension too, here in Tunisia on the eve of the first real multi-party elections in the country’s history. This vote also marks a real milestone as the first elections in the region since a wave of popular [...]