Judges and public prosecutors are not fully independent. Political manipulation over the judiciary remains a principal concern. The judicial system does not provide for fair trials. Lawyers suffer continuous harassment by the executive.
A draft amendment to the 1991 legal profession law was proposed by the Government in 2001. This prospective amendment would serve to place lawyers under the full control of the public prosecutor, thereby undermining their independence.
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