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Tunisia forms commission to investigate abuses

Tunisia forms commission to investigate abusesTunisia has formed a commission to investigate the abuses and compensate the victims of decades of dictatorship.

According to Press TV, three years after the ouster of the country’s Western-backed dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly (NCA) established a truth and justice commission on Monday to implement “transitional justice” and compensate the victims of decades-long dictatorship.
The 15-member body is made up of human rights activists, representatives of victims’ groups, and judges.
It is tasked with identifying and bringing to trial those responsible for abuses committed under the former regimes of Ben Ali and Habib Bourguiba.
The commission, elected with a majority of 71 votes, will also make efforts to reform the laws and institutions of the judiciary that allowed such abuses to happen.

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