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9 ladies sentenced for “terrorist acts” in Tunisia

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9 ladies prosecuted since 2016 by Tunisian justice for the formation of a “terrorist” cell and the planning of the assassination of a minister, have been sentenced to phrases of as much as 25 years in jail, authorities stated on Thursday.

Two members of this group of ten individuals, composed totally of ladies, together with its founder, have been sentenced to 25 years in jail for “terrorist acts” on Tuesday by the Prison Chamber inside the courtroom of first occasion in Tunis.

Seven different defendants acquired sentences starting from three to 14 years in jail. One other was dismissed, based on the identical supply. The courtroom charged the convicted individuals with planning an assault on a minister.

In 2016, allegations circulated on social media of an assassination try on then Inside Minister Hédi Majdoub whereas visiting his dad and mom, which his communications division denied.

In line with non-public Tunisian radio Mosaïque FM, among the many ladies convicted is a neighbour of the minister’s dad and mom, accused of offering details about his visits to her household. The media didn’t give additional particulars.

Contacted by AFP, the Ministry of Justice was unable to present particulars on this case. The Tunisian prosecutor’s workplace has no spokesperson and has not communicated with journalists for months.

After the 2011 fashionable rebellion in Tunisia that introduced down dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the nation skilled a growth in jihadist teams that carried out a number of assaults that killed dozens of vacationers and safety forces.

The authorities declare to have made important progress within the struggle in opposition to jihadists lately.

However that is the primary time that an all-female group has been concerned in terrorist acts.