SNJT says it fears decline in freedoms
06/10/2021 22:50, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - The National Union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT) said it fears a decline in freedoms and human rights in Tunisia, stating that the trial of civilians by military tribunals raises, today, many concerns.

In a statement, the SNJT held the President of the Republic responsible for "any decline in public and individual freedoms," calling on him to honour his previous commitments to ensure the rights, provided by the Constitution.

The Union said it "follows with great concern the deterioration of the state of freedoms in our country, and the multiplication of military prosecutions, for publications or expression of opinion.

"These prosecutions risk undermining the achievements of the revolution, the foundations of the civil state and the values of democracy, pluralism and diversity," warned the union.

In addition, the SNJT said it rejects any military trial against civilians for publications, positions, or expression of opinion," considering it "a blow to democracy and human rights.

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