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Rached Jaïdane: victim of torture

17.05.2016 - (Last modified: 24.10.2018)
Rached Jaïdane Wrongly suspected of inciting an attack against the party in power, Rached Jaïdane, a former political opponent, was arrested in Tunisia in 1993. Among the acts of cruelty that he suffered during his detention, Rached Jaïdane was punched, kicked and beaten with truncheons all over his body; he was subjected to the “roast chicken” method of torture,...

Habib Ammar

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 12.10.2016)
General Habib Ammar was Commander of the Tunisian National Guard from 1984 to 1987. Following the coup d’état in 1987, he was promoted to Minister of the Interior, a post which he held for a year. During his mandate, the Ministry’s offices were transformed into centers of detention and torture. According to numerous human rights organizations, General Habib Ammar...

Habib Ammar

19.04.2016 - (Last modified: 13.06.2016)
facts Habib Ammar was born on 25 May 1938 in Soussa, Tunisia. After studying in military academies in France and the Un...
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Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali

17.04.2016 - (Last modified: 27.09.2016)
facts Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali was born on 3 September 1936 in Hamman Sousse, Tunisia. Ben Ali married for the first tim...
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Facts In November 2007, TRIAL submitted an application to the European Court of Human Rights against Switzerland for th...
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Torture of Mr. Taoufik Elaïba in September 2009

12.02.2016 - (Last modified: 27.09.2016)
Introduction Arrested and tortured in September 2009 On 1 September 2009, Taoufik Elaïba – a Tunisian and Canadian n...
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Tunisia: lawyers at the forefront of the fight against torture

26.11.2012 - (Last modified: 17.07.2017)
Tunis, 26 November 2012 ACAT-France and TRIAL have just organized a training in Tunis for 25 Tunisian lawyers, lasting from 22 to 24 November. The training was aimed at supporting local lawyers handling torture cases, by helping them to resort more efficiently to international law and mechanisms. Both organisations are committed to continue working with Tunisian...
Geneva, 15 December 2010. In 2007, the Federal Court, Switzerland's highest judicial authority, rejected a claim from a Tunisian victim of torture, to bring an action for damages against Tunisia and a former minister of the Interior. The European Court of Human Rights has just made it clear it might not agree. In April 1992, while living in Italy, Mr. Abdennacer Na...
On 22 Mai 2007 the Swiss Federal Supreme Court refused to acknowledge the right of an accepted refugee, who lives in Switzerland, to demand reparation from his torturer for the ill-treatment he had suffered in Tunisia. For TRIAL (Track Impunity Always), who had supported the legal action of the victim since its beginning, this decision of the Federal Supreme Court con...

Swiss first: torture victim demands reparations to Tunisia

19.10.2004 - (Last modified: 18.07.2017)
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Complaint against Tunisian torturer Habib Ammar

20.09.2003 - (Last modified: 18.07.2017)
  The complaint (f) Press review (f) OMCT and TRIAL urge for the expulsion of the General Habib Ammar of the WSIS Geneva City made indignant by the nomination of Habib Ammar to the WSIS (f) TRIAL and OMCT (World Organisation Against Torture) Press release of 20 September 2003 and photographs of the public protest   Habib AMMAR must be arrested...
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