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Tunisia: Protester Alleges Beating, Sexual Assault

Expand Protestors demonstrating in front of Goverment Square on March 12, 2019 in Tunis, Tunisia.  © 2019 Mohamed Krit/Sipa USA (Tunis) – Tunisian authorities should investigate allegations that police beat and sexually assaulted a protester while breaking up a sit in in Tunis on March 12, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today.  Wajdi Mahouachi, 31, told Human Rights Watch that he was participating in a sit-in the governmental square called for by activists on Facebook, to protest sanitary conditions in Tunisian public hospitals, when the police assaulted him. On March 19, Mahouachi filed a…

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