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Tunisia: Newspaper Director Free After Week in Jail

The decision to free a detained newspaper director pending trial was a positive move, but pretrial detention should be the exception rather than the rule. A Tunisian judge on February 23, 2012, granted provisional release to the director of the national daily newspaper Attounsiyya after he spent a week in pretrial detention.  (Tunis) – The decision to free a detained newspaper director pending trial was a positive move, but pretrial detention should be the exception rather than the rule, Human Rights Watch said today. A Tunisian judge on February 23, 2012,…

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