State Department Press Briefing On The Infringements On Freedom Of The Press And Expression

October 7, 2021
Spokesperson Ned Price

We are concerned and disappointed by recent reports from Tunisia on infringements on freedom of the press and expression and the use of military courts to investigate civilian cases. It is essential for the Tunisian government to uphold its commitments to respect human rights as outlined in the Tunisian Constitution and affirmed in Presidential Decree 117. We also urge Tunisia’s President and new Prime Minister to respond to the Tunisian people’s call for a clear roadmap for a return to a transparent democratic process, involving civil society and diverse political voices.