Tuesday, 14 February 2023 18:10

Tunisia: UN rights chief concerned over crackdown on opposition

World Bank/Dana Smillie
Street scene in Tunisia.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Volker Türk, has voiced concern over the deepening crackdown in Tunisia targeting perceived political opponents of President Kais Saied as well as civil society, his Office, OHCHR, reported on Tuesday.

Spokesperson Jeremy Laurence said that since Saturday, at least nine people have been reportedly arrested and some detained, on security and graft charges.