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Tunisia: Blogger sentenced to one year in jail for criticizing army

Headline Title:  Tunisia: Blogger sentenced to one year in jail for criticizing army 20 January 2015 Yassine Ayari, a blogger in Tunisia, has been sentenced to one year in jail by a military court today Amnesty International can confirm. He was convicted during a re-trial on charges of “defaming the army” in a series of Facebook posts.   “Today's one year prison sentence imposed on Yassine Ayari by a military court exposes the extent of the limits on freedom of expression in Tunisia. No one should be imprisoned simply for criticizing state officials or institutions.…

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