Relic of Tunisia's Ben Ali era

With the long-serving leader gone, the north African nation's anti-terrorism law is under critical scrutiny.

    Tunisia has ousted Zine El Abidine Ben Ali but shaking off the vestiges of authoritarian rule is proving to be an arduous task.

    One of the relics of the old government that has received particular criticism from human-rights groups is the anti-terrorism law under which so many of Ben Ali's political opponents were convicted.

    In Tunis, Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri speaks with one former political prisoner and the family of another young man still serving out his sentence.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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