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Tunisia ends law banning Muslim women from marrying non-Muslim men
On Thursday, Tunisia's presidency spokeswoman, Saida Garrach, announced that the country's ban on Muslim women marrying non-Muslim men has come to an end. The prior law had required men to convert to Islam and submit a certificate of the conversion b (More)
UN rights experts make recommendations to Tunisia torture prevention body
UN experts commended Tunisia Friday on the implementation of the National Preventive Mechanism (NPM), a torture prevention body, and recommended that officials ensure that the delegates are "well-resourced and able to function in the shortest time p (More)
Tunisia parliament approves new anti-terrorism law
Tunisia's parliament on Saturday voted to approve a new anti-terror law despite strong criticism from NGOs and human rights groups. The law, which replaces 2003 legislation passed under the dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali [BBC profile; JURIST new (More)
HRW: Tunisia has failed to deliver justice for unlawful killings during uprising
Tunisia has failed to bring to justice those responsible for the use of excessive force by police during the uprising four years ago, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. The 52-page report, "Flawed Accountability: Shortcomings of Tunisia's T (More)
HRW denounces conviction of Tunisia blogger
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday called Tunisia's military justice law repressive after blogger Yassine Ayari was sentenced to three years for "defaming the army" and "insulting military high command" for posting criticisms of government offici (More)
Tunisia ex-dictator's son-in-law sentenced to prison
Slim Chiboub, son-in-law of former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison for gun possession. Chiboub fled the country during the revolution, and has since been resi (More)
Tunisia government arrests suspected terrorists
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 Liby (More)
Tunisia passes comprehensive electoral reforms
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 [BBC profil (More)
HRW: Tunisia should release those convicted in violation of human rights
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 anoth (More)
Tunisia adopts new constitution
Tunisia's Parliament on Sunday passed a new constitution, its first since the ousting of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] in January 2011. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the country's democratic tra (More)
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