Friday, September 16, 2016

Tunisia's misuse of the military court

Resorting to the military court shows the government has already decided the sentence it seeks to impose on Hizb Al-Tahrir. This is especially evident after the civil court, the protector of freedoms, previously refused to carry out the government’s decisions designed to either suspend or end the activity of the party, underpinning dictatorial approaches in the government’s conduct. We cannot let this slide, whatever their arguments might be. We would like to take this opportunity to call on the Parliament to quickly pass bills that specify the limits of the military justice system and its judges, so as to enforce the new constitution and prevent the government from resorting to unconstitutional means in order to dispose of its Islamic opponents.

From this op-ed by Tunisian attorney and parliamentarian Samir Ben Amor

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