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Tunisia: “Persepolis” Trial a Setback for Free Expression

  The trial of a television director on morality charges for airing a controversial animated film is a disturbing turn for the nascent Tunisian democracy. On January 23, 2012, a Tunis court announced that Nabil Karoui, director of Nessma TV, will go on trial on April 19 for airing the French animated movie “Persepolis.” (Tunis) – The trial of a television director on morality charges for airing a controversial animated film is a disturbing turn for the nascent Tunisian democracy, Human Rights Watch said today. On January 23, 2012, a Tunis court announced that Nabil Karoui,…

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