Law granting amnesty to officials of former dictator Ben Ali criticised as ‘huge symbolic victory for impunity’

Opposition groups in Tunisia have raised the alarm after parliament passed an amnesty law for officials accused of corruption under toppled dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

The law passed on Wednesday evening after a rowdy debate in parliament. In a recent cabinet reshuffle Ben Ali-era officials were appointed as ministers of finance and education.

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