Tunisian judges hold sit-in to protest against president’s decisions

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Dozens of Tunisians gathered in front of the Court of First Instance in the capital, Tunis, today, Thursday, to protest against President Kais Saied’s decisions to dissolve the Supreme Judicial Council and dismiss fifty-seven judges by presidential decree.

Protests came in response to Coordination of Judicial Union Structures’ calls to mark Thursday as a day of “national anger” for judges.

The General Labor Union and some opposition forces support the judges’ stance and protests.

Three Tunisian judges went on a hunger strike to protest their dismissal and the Tunisian president’s decisions.

The Honorary President of the Tunisian Judges Association Rawda Al-Qarafi, said that the hunger strike is a defense of the dignity and independence of the judiciary.

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