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Tunisia: Emergency Powers Bill Threatens Rights

Expand Riot police patrols the district of Intilaka, north of Tunis, Tunisia, Thursday Jan. 11, 2018.  © 2018 Amine Landoulsi/AP Images (Tunis) – Tunisia’s Parliament should abandon or substantially revise a bill that would give the government sweeping powers to restrict rights during declared states of emergency, Human Rights Watch said today. The legislation would allow the executive to prohibit any strike or demonstration deemed to threaten public order, place under house arrest anyone whose “activities are deemed to endanger security,” and suspend associations on mere suspicion of participation…

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