Tunisia premier dismisses justice minister, reasons unclear

October 20, 2015 3:51 PM

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Tunisia premier dismisses justice minister, reasons unclear

TUNIS Tunisian Prime Minister Habib Essid sacked the justice minister on Thursday after he reportedly criticized the United States ambassador for meddling in the country's internal affairs.

The statement from the premier's office did not give a reason for the minister's dismissal but said Defence Minister Farhat Horchani would assume the duties of the minister for now.

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