Category Archives: Tunisia

Jabeur Mejri, Tunisia: how your words change lives

As Amnesty supporters take part in this year’s Write for Rights, we talk to Jabeur Mejri in Tunisia, who was featured in last year’s campaign. By the Amnesty International Tunisia Team “I have two of them now!” Jabeur Mejri is … Continue reading

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Tunisia promises better protection for women’s rights

By Jihane Bergaoui, Amnesty USA’s Country Specialist for Morocco and the Western Sahara Tunis feels like a city poised at the crossroads of a new identity, with uncertainty, worry, and hope felt in equal measure. The street art from what … Continue reading

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Celebrating women’s rights heroes

On 25 November 1960, three women known as the Mirabal sisters were assassinated by state agents in the Dominican Republic because they dared to challenge the ruling dictator. These women’s rights heroes – women who became symbols of popular and … Continue reading

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Human rights reforms vital to restore hope to Tunisians

By Amnesty International’s research team on Tunisia. Horns honked, children waved Tunisian flags, old men posed merrily for cameras and queues of voters spilled into school yards yesterday as Tunisians went to the polls in the first elections under the … Continue reading

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Torture and death in custody in Tunisia

By Benedicte Goderiaux, North Africa Researcher at Amnesty International in Tunis Mohamed Ali Snoussi was at home on 24 September when the police arrived. “A group of police officers stormed into our home with their faces covered,” his wife Ahlem … Continue reading

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