Tunisian Journalist Mohamed Boughaleb Sentenced to 6 Months in Prison for Defamation

New York — The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on Tunisian authorities to immediately and unconditionally release journalist Mohamed Boughaleb after he was convicted by a Tunis court of defamation and sentenced to six months in prison on Wednesday.

“The sentencing of journalist Mohamed Boughaleb to six months in prison over social media posts and statements on television and radio is a clear attack against independent journalists and the freedom of the press,” said CPJ Program Director…

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