Saturday, May 8, 2021

Defense Minister defends military judicial independence in Tunisia

A military court in Tunisia has issued a warrant for the arrest of a member of parliament. Asked about the matter during a committee hearing, Defense Minister Brahim Bartagi said the military court is independent, according to this account. Excerpt:

"Being a department which is part of the executive power, the Ministry of National Defense cannot interfere in the legislative and the current affairs", indicated the minister. And to add, “military justice is governed by legal texts contained in the Constitution”. “Although military, this does not rule out its character of an independent justice,” he explained.

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