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Tunisia: Blogger jailed by military court should be released

Headline Title:  Tunisia: Blogger jailed by military court should be released 06 January 2015  The decision by a military court to continue the detention of Tunisian blogger Yassine Ayari is a gross violation of the right to freedom of expression, said Amnesty International as his re-trial started today.  The organization called for his immediate release from prison, and for his conviction on charges that he had “defamed the army” in a series of Facebook posts to be quashed. Yassine Ayari was sentenced to three years in jail last November.  “It is unacceptable…

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