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Annual Prison Census 2010 - Tunisia

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date 8 December 2010
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Annual Prison Census 2010 - Tunisia, 8 December 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4d4977e028.html [accessed 13 July 2014]
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Journalists in prison as of December 1, 2010

Tunisia: 1

Fahem Boukadous, Al-Hiwar al-Tunisi
Imprisoned: July 12, 2010

Boukadous was arrested after an appeals court in Tunisia upheld a criminal conviction and prison sentence handed down in connection with his coverage of 2008 labor protests in the Gafsa mining region.

A correspondent for the Italy-based satellite television broadcaster Al-Hiwar al-Tunisi, Boukadous had been sentenced to a four-year prison term on charges of "belonging to a criminal association" and spreading materials "likely to harm public order."

Boukadous was taken into custody a day after he left a hospital in the city of Sousse, where he was being treated for acute asthma. Colleagues and family said they were very concerned about Boukadous' health. In October, Boukadous waged a hunger strike to protest his detention at Gafsa Prison.

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