Tunisia: magistrates to protest on Thursday

Against sacking of 57 colleagues demanded by president

22 June, 15:46

    (ANSAmed) -- TUNIS, JUNE 22 - Tunisian magistrates, who already went on strike on June 6, have announced protests on Thursday (a "day of rage") to demand the "annulment of a measure to sack 57 magistrates demanded by Tunisian President Kais Saied and to protest against attempts to submit the judiciary".

    Representatives of the judiciary have summoned all magistrates in front of the capital's tribunal at 10 AM. The coordination of organizations - including the Association of magistrates (Amt), Union of magistrates (Smt), Union of magistrates of the court of auditors (Umcc), the Union of administrative magistrates (Uma) and the Tunisian association of young magistrates (Atjm) - decided on June 18 to support a hunger strike of the magistrates who were fired and to prolong the strike for another week, the third, starting on Monday, June 20. However, no official data has been provided on the percentage of magistrates adhering to the strike, while the justice ministry has said that it will pay the due compensation to the 57 fired magistrates. (ANSA).

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