November 19, 2014
by Addison Morris
Slim Chiboub, son-in-law of former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison for gun possession. Chiboub fled the country during the revolution, and has since been residing in exile in United Arab Emirates. He was convicted of two counts of gun ...[read more]
August 2, 2014
by Kimberly Bennett
Tunisia reopened its main border crossing with Libya on Saturday after suspending it on Friday after thousands of Egyptian and other foreign nationals broke through part of a fence at the Ras Ajdir crossing. Fleeing the violence in Libya, thousands of people have been migrating into Tunisia. ...[read more]
May 22, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
Tunisia's Interior Ministry announced on Wednesday the national police arrested eight suspected terrorists who entered the north-African country from neighboring Libya. It iss believed the terrorists received weapons and explosives training in Libya, and Tunisian Interior Ministry spokesman ...[read more]
May 2, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Tunisian National Constituent Assembly passed a new law enacting sweeping electoral reforms. The passage of the law allows authorities to set the country's first election since the ouster of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The law allows members of Ben Ali's political party to run ...[read more]
February 9, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Friday urged Tunisian authorities, in celebration of the country's new constitution, to quash the sentences of anyone convicted under laws that violate human rights, including Jaber Mejri. In March 2012, Mejri and another blogger, Ghazi Beji, were sentenced to more than ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Tunisia's Parliament on Sunday passed a new constitution, its first since the ousting of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the country's democratic transition, stating his belief that Tunisia's example could serve as a model to other ...[read more]
January 5, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Tunisian members of parliament rejected Islam as the main source of law for the country on Saturday as they voted to establish a new constitution. The Islamist-led party and secular parties overcame intense debate about Islam's role in the country before beginning to draft the new constitution. ...[read more]
November 3, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Tunisian government on Sunday decided to prolong the nation's state of emergency, which has been in effect since opposition forces ousted former president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. Ben Ali fled Tunisia to Saudi Arabia in January 2011 during protests against his 23-year autocratic rule ...[read more]
October 12, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Rupert Colville, applauded Tunisia's newly formed torture prevention body on Friday. The law establishing the organization was passed unanimously on Wednesday, and the Committee should be up and running once the law is published. Tunisia ...[read more]
July 26, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday condemned the assassination of Tunisian opposition leader and member of the National Constituent Assembly, Mohamed Brahmi. Brahmi was shot dead outside his home in Tunis, sparking protests throughout the country. Pillay called upon ...[read more]

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