Tunisian interim government should make changes that will prevent torture

man in jail

man in jail

Tunisia's interim government should use the current transition to establish safeguards to prevent torture, according to a United Nations human rights chief.

Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur for Torture, says if people wait for the outcome of the Assembly election in July, they may lose precious time to restore justice.

But he says he understands that Tunisia's interim government may feel that it will be legitimate only once the election takes place:

"The problem is that many things that could be done today to eradicate torture are not being done because everybody is waiting for the election and the constituent assembly and the new government."

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