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Tunisian judges extend strike over sackings

Jun 19, 2022

Tunis [Tunisia], June 19: Tunisian judges decided on Saturday to extend their strike for a third week in protest of the president's decision to dismiss 57 judges.
"The judges also decided to organize a 'day of anger' in front of the public next week to clarify the reasons for maintaining the strike for three weeks in a row," President of the Tunisian Young Judges' Association MouradMessaoudi told the Tunis AfriquePresse (TAP).
On June 1, Tunisian President Kais Saied issued a presidential decree to dismiss 57 judges over corruption and covering up terrorist cases. In protest, the Tunisian Magistrates' Association (AMT) launched a one-week strike on June 6.
During the strike, only burial permits and extremely urgent terrorism cases will continue to be processed.
Source: Xinhua