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Tunisia: Persepolis trial spotlights attacks on freedom of expression

Headline Title:  Tunisia: Persepolis trial spotlights attacks on freedom of expression 18 April 2012 Charges against a TV boss who screened the French film Persepolis should be dropped by the Tunisian authorities, Amnesty International said ahead of the resumption of his trial.The trial of Nabil Karoui, the owner of the Nessma TV channel, is expected to restart on Thursday after it was adjourned in January.He faces charges of “violating sacred values” and “disturbing the public order” after his station broadcast the animated film, which has been criticized as blasphemous because of…

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