Middle East

First rights trial since 2011 revolt opens in Tunisia

Demonstrators carry the portrait of Kamal Matmati, a member of the Islamist movement Ennahdha who was arrested in 1991 during Ben Ali's rule and tortured to death, during a demonstration outside the Gabes court on May 29, 2018. The first court case brought by a Tunisian commission probing human rights violations stretching back six decades opened on Tuesday, with 14 former officials, including the ousted president, on trial. / AFP / STRINGER

 

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