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Tunisia, North Africa
Population: 11,037,000
Chief of State: President Beji Caid Essebsi
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Habib Essid
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 37th
Life Expectancy: 75.89 Years
Literacy Rate: 88.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: 3.8%
Refugees Living in Tunisia: 1,135

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Tunisia has been under a state of emergency for more than three years. Tunisia’s Parliament should abandon or substantially revise a bill that would give the government sweeping powers to restrict rights during declared states of emergency, Human Rights Watch said today. The legislation would allow the executive to prohibit any strike or demonstration deemed to threaten public order, place under house arrest anyone whose “activities are deemed to endanger security,” and suspend associations on mere suspicion. The bill provides insufficient judicial review of measures taken under these powers. “The untamed powers that this bill grants would roll back many of the rights Tunisians have been fighting to protect since the 2011 revolution,” said Amna Guellali, Tunisia director at Human Rights Watch. Pray that the people will not suffer misuse of power. Pray that the government will not curb the social activities (The Bible, Isaiah 9:4).

Tunisia: Emergency Powers Bill Threatens Rights

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Tunisia, North Africa
Population: 11,037,000
Chief of State: President Beji Caid Essebsi
Head of Gov.: Prime Minister Habib Essid
Christians: 0.3%
Evangelical Christians: 0.0%
Dominant Religion: Sunni Islam
Persecution Ranking: 37th
Life Expectancy: 75.89 Years
Literacy Rate: 88.3%
Population Below Poverty Line: 3.8%
Refugees Living in Tunisia: 1,135

Pray for Tunisia - facebook page

Tunisia has been under a state of emergency for more than three years. Tunisia’s Parliament should abandon or substantially revise a bill that would give the government sweeping powers to restrict rights during declared states of emergency, Human Rights Watch said today. The legislation would allow the executive to prohibit any strike or demonstration deemed to threaten public order, place under house arrest anyone whose “activities are deemed to endanger security,” and suspend associations on mere suspicion. The bill provides insufficient judicial review of measures taken under these powers. “The untamed powers that this bill grants would roll back many of the rights Tunisians have been fighting to protect since the 2011 revolution,” said Amna Guellali, Tunisia director at Human Rights Watch. Pray that the people will not suffer misuse of power. Pray that the government will not curb the social activities (The Bible, Isaiah 9:4).

Tunisia: Emergency Powers Bill Threatens Rights