Tunisians jailed for not fasting in Ramadan

  • Libyan Express + Agencies |
  • Wednesday 14 June 2017

Dozens protested on Sunday in the capital, Tunis, for the right to eat and drink in public during Ramadan. (Photo: Internet)

A leading rights group has condemned the imprisonment of a man in Tunisia for smoking a cigarette in public during the dawn-to-dusk Muslim fast.

A court in north-western Bizerte town sentenced the man to one month in jail for “public indecency”.

The ruling was an “absurd violation” of personal freedoms, Amnesty International said, BBC reported.

Dozens protested on Sunday in the capital, Tunis, for the right to eat and drink in public during Ramadan, according to the report.


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  • Samuel Borg

    Tunis went down the drain after Arab spring
    I recently went fir meetings and can say that even airport police eager to rob you .
    Don’t waste your time don’t go there or you will be hussled around
    They are hungry like vultures writhing for their prey