Tunisia’s promising constitution contained several weaknesses and ambiguities, which could be used to suppress rights such as freedom of expression. In 2014, two radio stations were suspended on accusations of having links to terrorism and propagating hate speech. Incidents of prosecutions for alleged defamation of state officials were fewer. Legal codes retained discriminatory provisions that deny women full equality in family law matters. Torture reportedly remained common in detention facilities and prisons despite Tunisia’s promise to prevent torture and other forms of cruel and inhumane punishment.
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