Tunisian judges declare strike to protest executive 'interference'

The strike was called to protest the Tunisian government's refusal to approve decisions taken by judicial authorities regarding the rotation of judges.

Tunisian judges declare strike to protest executive 'interference'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Tunisian judges on Tuesday launched a three-day strike to protest what they described as "interference" by the country's executive authority in the judiciary.

The strike was called to protest the Tunisian government's refusal to approve decisions taken by judicial authorities regarding the rotation of judges.

Justice Minister Nadhir Ben Ammou, for his part, described the strike as "illegitimate."

He attributed the government's refusal to approve the judges' rotation to "procedural breaches" by the judicial authorities.

The minister went on to deny any executive interference in the affairs of the country's judiciary.

Last Mod: 08 Ocak 2014, 09:59
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