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by: Bassam Bounenni 2009-9-25
After its independence in 1956, Tunisia was considered in several western capitals to be one of the most serious candidates for democracy. Its first president, Habib Bourguiba, invested far more in education than in defence and before adopting a constitution he passed a new personal status code giving women equal rights with men. These first steps taken by Tunisia's new leadership – in a region shaped by coups, civil wars and dictatorships – were deemed revolutionary at the time...

by: Bassam Bounenni 2009-7-13
Held in Geneva in late June, the conference of the International Association of Tunisian Expatriates (IATE) provoked the ire of the Tunisian authorities. Several human-rights activists and lawyers were intimidated or assaulted by plainclothes police at the Tunis-Carthage airport just for having attended the Geneva meeting and backing the basic rights of hundreds of exiled Tunisians to return home...