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Tunisia: Six men convicted under anti-terror law

On 3 July, the Tunis Appeals Court sentenced six men to up to 20 years imprisonment for recruiting and training militants to carry out terrorist attacks in Iraq and for belonging to a terrorist group based abroad. All defendants denied the charges and said they had confessed under duress while in custody. Human rights organizations expressed concern regarding allegations of torture, violations of fair trial rights and that trial observers had been denied access to the trial.

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