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Tunisia must overturn journalists’ convictions

Headline Title:  Tunisia must overturn journalists’ convictions 30 October 2012 The Tunisian authorities must quash the convictions of journalists Sofiene Chourabi and Mehdi Jlassi, who were fined for being “drunk in public” and “harming public morals”, amid concerns they have been punished for criticizing the government, Amnesty International said.Chourabi, who gained popularity after criticizing former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's policies before the uprising in which he was toppled in 2011, was arrested along with Jlassi and a female friend on 5 August for drinking alcohol…

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