Young Tunisian activists under police pressure

Hamza Nasri, a young Tunisian activist, hit the streets as part of anti-government protests in recent months. Now he says he is under police watch and afraid for his friends. “I’ve moved house three times in recent months. I’ve stopped going to see certain friends so I don’t put them in danger,” the 27-year-old told AFP. Tunisia won plaudits for its democratic transition, its free elections and new liberal constitution after its 2011 revolution. The popular uprising put an end to a police state and established freedom of expression that was unprecedented in the North African country. But a dec…

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