An old political prisoner warns against new Tunisian constitution

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Reuters

By Tarek Amara and Angus McDowall TUNIS (Reuters) – Hamma al-Hammami knows the peril Tunisia risks if it slides back into autocracy, as he and opposition parties warn it may do if President Kais Saied passes his draft constitution in a referendum on Monday. Hammami, a leftist political leader, was repeatedly imprisoned and tortured from 1972 until the 2011 revolution that brought democracy to Tunisia – a moment he experienced from inside an Interior Ministry cell hearing the crowd roar outside. Now, he says, the struggle for freedom must resume after a decade in which Tunisians could say what …

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