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Army seals off Tunisian town after fatal violence [Video]

18-year old protestor Mohamed Ammeri was killed and others injured when Tunisia's police opened fire on protesters in Menzel Bouzaiene over the weekend. The state-controlled news outlet TAP says the police were forced to use their weapons in self-defense after "a group of individuals set ablaze a railway engine and set fire to three National Guard vehicles before raiding the city's National Guard station."...
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Fahem Boukadous Interviewed by Reporters Without Borders

Below is a video interview released by Reporters without Borders of jailed Tunisian journalist Fahem Boukadous. Boukadous simply reported about the protests against unemployment and other grievances in a mining region of Gafsa province in 2008. New York-based Human Rights Watch says Fahem Boukadous and Hassan bin Abdullah were convicted after unfair trials in which the defense was not allowed to present witnesses. Their appeals are scheduled for April 27, 2010. ...
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