Saturday, September 11, 2021

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From this Human Rights Watch report:

[Member of Parliament Yassine] Ayari’s 2018 sentence was imposed by a military court even though he is a civilian. In August, a military prosecutor brought new charges under article 91 of the Code of Military Justice, for Facebook posts from July 26, 27, and 28, 2021, for “defaming the army.” [Attorney Melek] Sayahi said that Ayari started a hunger strike on September 8 to protest his detention. The prosecution of a civilian before a military tribunal violates the right to a fair trial and due process guarantees.

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