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Tunisia: Abusive Treatment During Protests

(Tunis) – In trying to quell the social protests that gripped much of Tunisia during January 2018, police sometimes beat those arrested and denied their right to a lawyer under Tunisian law, Human Rights Watch said. They also arrested some people for distributing leaflets that peacefully criticized government policy and called for social justice. Expand Police officers fire tear gas to break up a protest during demonstrations against rising prices and tax increases, in Tunis, Tunisia, January 10, 2018. © 2018 Reuters Tunisian authorities should investigate allegations of police mistreatment…

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