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Torture 'continues' in Tunisian prisons

27 September 2011, 10:24

Tunis - A lawyer says prisoners continue to be mistreated in Tunisian prisons despite the pro-democracy uprising which brought down the government January 14.

Torture was rampant under the autocratic regime of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

Imen Triqui of the Liberty and Equality association on Monday showed journalists photos and videos of two men he said were hospitalised in critical condition after their arrests and detention for burglary.

He called for an investigation into the alleged abuses.

Elections for a body to write a new democratic constitution for Tunisia will be held on October 25.

- AP

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