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Life Under Threat for a Young Tunisian Homosexual
Ahmed Ben Amor, 20, whose touching story JusticeInfo reported in February 2016, made an attempt at suicide on July 9. Homophobic threats had become too…
Tunisian youth group wages war on “amnesty of the corrupt”
In Tunisia, a growing movement called Manich Msamah (“I will not forgive”) is using the raw voice of the street to try and topple the…
Women Victims Step Up As Tunisia Truth Commission Deadline Nears
Thanks to the efforts of several civil society organizations in Tunisia, the number of cases of women victims filed with the country’s Truth and Dignity…
An “Arab Winter” for Women after the “Arab Spring”?
Arab women had hoped revolutions in their countries would bring them greater freedom. But as they face economic hardship, forced exile, sexual violence, early marriage…
Impunity Rules for Torture in Tunisia
Halim Meddeb is a lawyer committed to fighting human rights violations. He also works as legal advisor at the Tunis office of the World Organization against…
Tunisian Women Set their Sights on Parity
On the morning of January 14, 2011, the growing crowd on Avenue Bourguiba in central Tunis was mixed. There were as many women as men…
“Just Let Us Work in Peace,” says Tunisia Truth Commission Head
Sihem Bensedrine, who was a dissident journalist in the time of ex-President Ben Ali, has since June 9, 2014, been heading Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity…
“I lost Everything at Age 19,” says Tunisian Homosexual
Ahmed Ben Amor, vice-president of a Tunisian association defending gay rights, has the alert reflexes and hunted eyes of the persecuted, even when he is…
Tunisian Youth Stigmatized for Life Under Tough Cannabis Law
“They arrested me in September 2013 when I was at home with a group of musician and film maker friends. The police burst into my…
Only “Short-Term Policies to Contain Anger” in Protesting Tunisian Region
Olfa Lamloum is a political scientist and director of the International Alert office in Tunisia. She seeks in her research and that of her team…
Remembering January 2011 with Light on Tunisia Army Abuses
Five years after January 14, 2011, many questions on what happened after the bloody nights of January 15, 16 and 17 have not been completely…
Tunisian Lawyers Fighting for Justice in Sidi Bouzid
Lawyer Khaled Aouinia, big and tall at 45, has the passionate, determined, powerful voice for tough arguments in court. Before the Tunisian revolution he got…
Tunisia Five Years On: The Revolution "stopped In Sidi Bouzid"
They witnessed the spark that ignited the Tunisian revolution. They saw everything, the unfolding of the whole drama that took place on the main street…
Tunisian anti-corruption efforts seen as disappointing
A special feature of transitional justice in Tunisia is that it includes corruption and abuses of economic rights, which are included in the mandate of…
Remembering Tunisia’s Past through Film
After numerous nominations and awards in international festivals, Tunisian director Leyla Bouzid has just won four prizes at the Carthage film festival (November 21-28 in…
Tunisia's Anti-Terrorist Law Threatens the Media
On Sunday November 15, Tunisian public television director Mustapha Ben Letaief was fired by Prime Minister Habib Essid over the broadcast of a video. The…
Fear and Trauma Silencing Tunisia’s Women Victims
“L”, the woman hiding in the cupboard, lived semi-hidden for 17 years. To protect her political activist husband wanted by ex-president Ben Ali’s police, she…
Tunisian Victims Want More Say in Transitional Justice
Victims of the Tunisian dictatorship say the country’s ongoing transitional justice process is politicized and too bureaucratic. Some want to have a more direct voice…
STOPPING TORTURE IN TUNISIA
Kaies Berrehouma died on October 5. Wanted by the police, he was caught by the anti-drug squad near his home in the Tunis suburb of…