UN condemns 'intimidation and harassment' of lawyers in Tunisia

UN condemns 'intimidation and harassment' of lawyers in Tunisia

The United Nations on Friday condemned the recent arrests of lawyers, journalists, and political commentators in Tunisia, stating these actions undermine the rule of law in the North African country. 

Ravina Shamdasani, a spokesperson for the UN Human Rights Office, highlighted raids on the Tunisia Bar Association last week as violations of international standards protecting lawyers' independence. 

The detentions have triggered both domestic and international outcry, with Tunisia's civil society voicing strong objections. President Kais Saied has criticized the global backlash, labeling it as foreign interference.

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