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Tunisia’s president fires 57 judges accused of corruption, critics outraged

President Kais Saied issued the order with a list of judges to be dismissed, accusing them of corruption and stalling terrorism cases. Critics have blasted the dismissals as an "affront" to judicial independence.

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