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Court Sends Tunisian Blogger to Prison for Insulting Army

A Tunisian military court has sentenced a blogger to one year in prison on charges he insulted the army, his lawyers said, in a case rights activists fear may undermine freedoms won after the 2011 revolution. The blogger, Yassin Ayari, was well-known in Tunisia for his criticism of former autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali and restrictions during his rule on freedom of expression. After the 2011 uprising that ousted Ben Ali, Ayari turned to political criticism of the army. "A...

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