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Tunisian opposition figure sentenced to 6 months' jail

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A Tunisian court sentenced on Saturday prominent opposition figure Jawher Ben Mbarek to six months in prison after he criticised the 2022 parliamentary election, his lawyer and sister Dalila Ben Mbarek said.

Jawher Ben Mbarek © Kapitalis 

A Tunisian court sentenced on Saturday prominent opposition figure Jawher Ben Mbarek to six months in prison after he criticised the 2022 parliamentary election, his lawyer and sister Dalila Ben Mbarek said.

Ben Mbarek, a fierce critic of President Kais Saied and senior member of the Salvation Front opposition coalition, was detained last year on suspicion of conspiracy against the state.

Lawyer Dalila Ben Mbarek also said that she would go on hunger strike to protest against judicial injustices.

Reporting by Tarek Amara

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