Anger after Tunisians jailed for 30 years for cannabis use

Tunisian human rights activists and social media users on Sunday slammed the sentencing of three people, all aged under 30, to 30 years each in prison for cannabis use. Mohamed Faouzi Daoudi, a spokesman for the court in Kef in northern Tunisia, told AFP on Sunday that the decision was “not just about drug use, but also the use of a sports field for their consumption.” He said Tunisian law reserved harsh penalties for drug use in public spaces, and cited “law 52”. The January 20 ruling can be appealed. Amna Guellali, from campaign group Amnesty International, said such sentences for drug use a…

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