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No new indecency charges for rape victim, Tunisia says

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-12-03

Tunisia's justice ministry on Monday denied reports that prosecutors were seeking to appeal the dismissal of an indecency case against a woman who was allegedly raped by the very policemen who were the main witnesses in the case against her.

An adviser to Tunisia's justice minister on Monday denied that the public prosecution had appealed against a court ruling to drop a case of possible indecency against a young woman allegedly raped by policemen.

Fadhel Saihi told AFP "the prosecution made no such appeal," denying remarks made earlier by the woman's lawyer and a justice ministry spokesman.

"We just found out this morning that the prosecution has lodged an appeal," defence attorney Bochra Belhaj Hmida had told AFP and justice ministry spokesman Adel Riahi later confirmed her remarks.

A Tunis judge last Thursday dropped the case against the woman, whose identity has been kept secret, while two accused officers are to face rape charges and a third for extortion.

(AFP)

Date created : 2012-12-03

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