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Torture and police abuse still a reality, five years after Tunisia's revolution

Five years ago, Tunisia's president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia after weeks of mass protests. Since then, and despite Islamist terrorism and a struggling economy, Tunisia has been moving ahead with its democratic transition. But it’s a difficult path with many obstacles to overcome. One of these is police brutality and torture – a dark legacy inherited from decades of Ben Ali’s repressive regime. Sandro Lutyens and Hamdi Tlili take a closer look.

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A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett, Elom Marcel Toble and Claire Pryde.

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