Tunisian police stand guard in front of the interior ministry during a rally on January 14, 2016 in the Habib Bourguiba Avenue in the capital Tunis to mark the fifth anniversary of the 2011 revolution. AFP / FETHI BELAID
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The trial of 24 Tunisians accused of the 2013 murder of prominent opposition leader Chokri Belaid was adjourned Friday, as some of the defendants alleged they had been mistreated in detention.The legal team of Belaid's family had called for proceedings to be delayed, citing "new material" for the trial, one of the defence attorney's, Ali Kalthoum, said.Belaid, who was gunned down outside his home on February 6, 2013, was a staunch critic of the then ruling Ennahda party, a moderate Islamist group.
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