Nearly a year after his arrest, a Tunisian court found Ménad Benchellali not-guilty of terrorism related allegations. As a result, he was immediately released and can now be reunited with his family.
CagePrisoners congratulates the family of Ménad Benchellali and calls on the Tunisian Ministry of Justice to look at similar cases with the same spirit.
Research Director of CagePrisoners, Asim Qureshi, said of the verdict,
“We welcome the release of Ménad Benchellali; especially since there was a concern that Ben Ali’s misuse of anti-terrorism legislation and abuses against detainees were being, to an extent, reproduced after the revolution. It is important that the Tunisian authorities continue on the path to end arbitrary detention and prisoner mistreatment.”
1. CagePrisoners is a human rights NGO that exists to raise awareness of the plight of the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay and other detainees held as part of the War on Terror. We aim to give a voice to the voiceless.
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