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Tunisia: Bloggers Held for Criticizing Officials

Expand Revolutionary graffiti adorns a wall of the Prime Minister's office in Tunis, January 22, 2011. © 2011 Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly (Tunis) – Tunisian authorities are investigating, charging, and in some cases detaining bloggers and social media activists merely for their peaceful criticism of public officials, Human Rights Watch said today. Several said they have begun to censor themselves because of police action and threat of prosecution. At least nine bloggers have faced criminal charges since 2017 for comments on social media platforms criticizing high public officials, accusing them…

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