Tunisian Bar Association Slams ‘Abuse of Power’ Over Arrests

Police arrested two lawyers in recent days. Critics of President Kais Saied have accused him of cracking down on lawyers, activists, politicians and journalists following a power grab in 2021.

The head of Tunisia’s bar association decried an “abuse of power” on Tuesday after police raided the association’s headquarters and arrested two lawyers.

Tunisian police stormed the headquarters of the bar association on Saturday and arrested Sonia Dahmani, a lawyer who had been critical of strongman…

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