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The Tunisia emergency: From Arab Spring ideal to military poster child

08 Jun

In a now-signature move, the government of Tunisia on 16 May again extended the state of emergency that has been in place since a series of deadly attacks carried out by Islamic State (IS) in 2015.The Los Angeles Times explains that Tunisia’s emergency law “gives the government stepped-up powers to deal with suspected terrorists but also curtails to a degree the rights of ordinary citizens”, such as freedom of assembly.

Source: The Tunisia emergency: From Arab Spring ideal to military poster child | Middle East Eye

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Posted by on June 8, 2017 in Africa

 

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