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07 Sep 2020 | 04:42 AM UTC

Tunisia: Activists plan protest in Tunis September 7

Tunisia News Alert

Activists plan demonstration over detention of journalist in Tunis on September 7; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/7/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/8/2020, 11:59 PM (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunis

Event

Activists plan to hold a demonstration in Tunis to demand the release of a prominent jailed journalist on Monday, September 7. Participants will gather outside the National Union of Tunisian Journalists from 10:00 (local time).

A heightened security presence and localized transport disruptions are possible in the vicinity of the protest.

Context

On August 10, journalist Khaled Drareni was sentenced to three years in jail for his coverage of anti-government protests in 2019.

Advice

Those in Tunis are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all demonstrations and political gatherings as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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