Western donors voice deep concern at Tunisia’s abolition of judicial council

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Tue, 2022-02-08 23:17

TUNIS: Tunisia’s main Western donors voiced “deep concern” on Tuesday at the president’s move to dissolve a body tasked with ensuring judicial independence after he seized wide powers last year in a move critics call a coup.

President Kais Saied announced his declaration to abolish the Supreme Judicial Council on Sunday, a move the body rejected as illegal and an attempt to undermine judges’ independence.

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