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Tunisia on track in the fight against 'systematic' torture

Tunisia on track in the fight against 'systematic' torture

Tunisia

The Tunisian government has acknowledged the fact that the country is making progress towards the fight against torture.

The country’s human rights minister, Kamel Jendoubi, has welcomed the comments saying that this was due to improvement of the legislative framework that resulted from the adoption of a new constitution in 2014.

“From 2011 till date, we can say that torture is no longer systematic. However, there are still existing cases that we consider as isolated which are fundamental. Public institutions did not make these choices against the will of Tunisians,” he said.

From 2011 till date, we can say that torture is no longer systematic. However, there are still existing cases that we consider as isolated which are fundamental.

A group of UN experts had also found last month that Tunisia was on the right track in the fight against torture, a common practice under the administration of former President Ben Ali.

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