Draft security law raises concerns about rights in new Tunisia

April 20, 2015 10:56 AM

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Draft security law raises concerns about rights in new Tunisia

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian political parties and unions have criticized a draft security law draft, saying it could harm freedom of expression and other rights in Tunisia four years after an uprising that ushered in democracy.

Prime Minister Habib Essid last week sent parliament a new bill said to be aimed at protecting the police and armed forces. It follows an attack last month by Islamist militants on Tunisia's Bardo Museum in which 21 foreign tourists were killed.

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