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Torture and detention: A Radicalisation Machine

Those accused of terrorism are often given ‘preferential treatment’, a.k.a. brutal arrests, torture, systematic incarceration in degrading conditions regardless of the severity of the offence, etc. When they are subsequently thrown into prison without being distinguished from ordinary prisoners, a radicalisation machine is set in motion inside the prison cells.

The Origins of the Disaster

Following the two terrorist attacks in 2002 and 2007, the propagated image of terrorism not being native to Tunisia was shattered. In 2011, a general amnesty for all political prisoners further contributed to the already fragile security situation. Between political negligence and tightened security, the handling of terrorism-related cases in Tunisia over the past two decades provides necessary insight for understanding the precarious situation today.

The Inner Workings of the Tunis Courthouse

Inside courtroom No. 6, the defendants respectively appeared before the judges and lawyers, as their families anxiously looked on. It was here that the hearings, condemning hundreds of suspects for being directly or indirectly linked to terrorism, were endlessly held. These young people embodied the consequences of the painful debate concerning the Tunisian justice system, security institutions, and public opinion.

Chronicles of a Russian Espionage Operation in Tunisia

Around 18pm, May 2015, Karim waits in front of the Bizerte church for Samia G who had asked him to return two of the municipality’s registers. “That’s him, Karim, the Russian”, she tells the four policemen accompanying her to their meeting point. A five year long Russian espionage operation is about to come to an end. 

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