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Tunisian judges to strike for a week in protest over purge

Tunisian judges to strike for a week in protest over purge

TAREK AMARA TUNISIA'S judges will suspend work in courts for a week and hold a sit-in to protest against a purge of their ranks, amid growing tensions over the president's attempts to consolidate one-man rule. President Kais Saied this week dismissed 57 judges, accusing them of corruption and protecting terrorists in a crackdown on the judiciary - his latest step to tighten his grip on power in the North African country. Judge Hammadi Rahmani said a meeting of judges on Saturday voted unanimously to suspend work in all courts and to start the sit-in. The strike will start on Monday…
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