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(Tunis, February 12, 2019) – Tunisian officials have been dragging their feet on helping bring home Tunisian children held without charge in foreign camps and prisons for families of Islamic State (also known as ISIS) members, Human Rights Watch said…
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Tunisian authorities are confiscating and searching the phones of men they suspect of being gay and pressuring them to take anal tests and to confess to homosexual activity. Prosecutors then use information collected in this fashion to prosecute them for…
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Tunisian authorities should adopt legislation based on the groundbreaking proposals made by a presidentially appointed commission aimed at protecting individual freedoms and eliminating discrimination against women.
 
 Human Rights Watch released…
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Lax enforcement of a new law in Tunisia granting detainees prompt access to a lawyer has weakened the impact of this landmark legislation, even if detainee rights have improved modestly since the law took effect two years ago today.
 
 Every year…
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Efforts to bring those responsible for atrocities in Syria before European courts are starting to bear fruit, notably in Swedish and German courts, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. While various authorities in Europe have opened…
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A Tunisian man formerly held in secret United States Central Intelligence Agency custody have described previously unreported methods of torture that shed new light on the earliest days of the CIA program. Lotfi al-Arabi El Gherissi, 52, recounted being…
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Alongside 45 Tunisian and international organizations, including Nobel Peace Prize winning ones, Human Rights Watch has launched a campaign titled “No To Terrorism, Yes To Human Rights”. After several terrorist attacks hit Tunisia in 2015 and 2016, these…
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The enforcement of the country’s draconian drug law sends thousands of Tunisians to prison each year merely for consuming or possessing small quantities of cannabis for personal use. Tunisian authorities should revise the law to eliminate all prison…
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Tunisia should amend laws governing the arrest, interrogation, and initial detention of suspects, and improve conditions in jails. Lack of access to a lawyer during arrest and interrogation leaves people vulnerable to mistreatment, and some jails fail to…