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Tunisia arrests cartoonist over drawings | The Global Today

Cartoonist Tawfiq Omrane was jailed for mocking the Tunisian prime minister.

Tunisia’s authorities has been more and more cracking down on freedom of speech within the nation. (Getty Pictures)

The Tunisian public prosecutor has ordered the detention of cartoonist Tawfiq Omrane over drawings mocking the prime minister, his lawyer Anas Kadoussi advised Reuters on Thursday.

Omrane is well-known for publishing satirical cartoons of President Kais Saied, who seized nearly all powers two years in the past after he shut down Tunisia’s elected parliament in a transfer that the opposition described as a coup. 


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