Sunday, June 19, 2022

Tunisia again

The Tunisian Military Court of Appeal has sentenced a civilian attorney who opposes the country's president has been sentenced to jail for a year and barred from law practice for five years for insulting a judge. Details here.

Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians by military courts. Tunisia is among the thankfully small number of nations that continue to conduct such trials, often to suppress dissent. See, e.g., Uganda, Egypt, Lebanon.

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