Throughout 1999 the lack of independence of the judiciary in Tunisia was very apparent. This was particularly true in political trials, despite the fact that there were international observers present at many of them.
The lack of regard for the rights of the defendant and for the due process of law was evident. Lawyers, and particularly human rights lawyers, were frequently subjected to persecution and attacks.
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