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Tunisian court imprisons journalist for insulting public official, his lawyer says

A Tunisian court sentenced the prominent journalist Mohamed Boughalab, a fierce critic of President Kais Saied, to six months in prison on charges of insulting a public official, his lawyer told Reuters.

“It is a black day for the judiciary and freedom of the press. It is a message to the press: Be silent or your place is in prison,” Jamal Eddine Boughalab, who is the brother of Mohamed, said.

Boughalab was detained last month, which the journalists’ union said was aimed at silencing the voices of journalists.

By The African Mirror