Thursday, December 9, 2021

Tunis court okays military trial of civilians

The Court of Appeal in Tunis has held that civilians may be tried by military courts, Middle East Monitor reports. Five Members of Parliament have now been jailed by the country's military courts.

Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians by military courts -- a power that is often used, as in these cases, to suppress dissent.

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