Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Opposition figure appears in Tunisian military court today

Chaïma Aïssa, an opposition leader, appears today before the Criminal Chamber of the First Instance Permanent Military Court in Tunis on charges of attacking the head of state, encouraging soldiers to disobey orders, and undermining national security by disseminating fake news. Details here, en français.

Human rights jurisprudence strongly disfavors the trial of civilians by. military courts.

Postscript: she was given a suspended sentence of one year's imprisonment.

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