TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian judges decided on Saturday to extend their national strike for a third week in protest against a decision by President Kais Saied to sack dozens of them, two judges said.

Saied dismissed 57 judges on June 1, accusing them of corruption and protecting terrorists - charges that the Tunisian Judges' Association said were mostly politically motivated.

Judges suspended their work in courts on June 4 and said the president's decisions were designed to control the judiciary and its use against his political opponents.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara, Editing by Timothy Heritage)


Tunisian judges extend strike for a third week over sackings

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisian judges decided on Saturday to extend their national strike for a third week in protest against a decision by President Kais Saied to sack dozens of them, two judges said.

Saied dismissed 57 judges on June 1, accusing them of corruption and protecting terrorists – charges that the Tunisian Judges’ Association said were mostly politically motivated.

Judges suspended their work in courts on June 4 and said the president’s decisions were designed to control the judiciary and its use against his political opponents.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara, Editing by Timothy Heritage)



Source link

Leave a Reply