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Tunisia’s renowned rights lawyer – “gatekeeper” for Western academics – refuses to question that torture is happening in Tunisia, storms out of interview

Watch the Tunisian lawyer Bochra Bel Haj Hamida – long renowned for defending rights during Ben Ali’s dictatorship – refusing to question the Interior Minister about on-going torture in Tunisia, that her committee in parliament has had no reports submitted to it… and then she storms out of the interview claiming she was tired. Unforgettable performance at 21:34

We investigate allegations that despite its new democratic institutions, police torture continues in Tunisia.

Written by nickbiddlenoe

September 5, 2015 at 10:22 am

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