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Tunisian president dissolves supreme judicial council

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Sun, 2022-02-06 03:08

TUNIS: Tunisian President Kais Saied on Sunday dissolved the Supreme Judicial Council, the body that deals with judicial independence, a move that raises fears about the independence of the judiciary and was sure to anger his opponents.
Saied’s decision caps months of his sharp criticism of the judges. Saied has frequently criticized the judiciary’s delay in issuing rulings in cases of corruption and terrorism. He repeatedly said he would not allow judges to act as if they are a state, instead of being a function of the state.

Tunisia's President Kais Saied during the government's swearing-in ceremony in Tunis on Feb. 27, 2020. (REUTERS/File Photo)
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