Judges protest in Tunisia after president dissolves watchdog
11 February 2022 | 11:55 am
More than 200 judges and lawyers in black robes protested Thursday outside the main court in the Tunisian capital after President Kais Saied vowed to scrap a key judicial watchdog.
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