Sunday, December 26, 2021

Watch your words in Tunisia

Tunisia is still at it in terms of misusing military courts to suppress civilian dissent. Human Rights Watch comments:

In the military court, charges have been brought for “defaming the army,” under article 91 of Tunisia’s military justice code, known as the Code of Prosecutions and Military Penalties. Criticism of the president risks prosecution as an offense under the military justice code because the president is commander-in-chief of the armed forces under the constitution. The military justice code punishes with up to three years in prison “any person, military or civilian, who denigrates the flag, defames the army, or incites military personnel to disobey or criticize military leaders.”

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