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Moves Away From Democracy Stir Fears in Tunisia, Libya

In Tunisia, the government is proposing a reconciliation law that critics say would allow cronies of ousted autocrat Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali to escape justice and restore their influence. And in Libya the internationally recognized government in Tobruk has approved an amnesty for associates of Moammar Gadhafi, the dictator toppled in 2011.   The moves are once again prompting fears that the ‘democracy experiment’ in Arab Spring countries is failing and that the past will continue...

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