Tunisia’s president sacks 57 judges, accuses them of corruption

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Tunisia’s President Kais Saied on Wednesday sacked 57 judges, the official gazette said, after he accused them of corruption, complicity and protecting accused persons in terrorist cases. Saied, who seized executive power last summer, dissolved parliament and began ruling by decree in a move his opponents described as a coup, said Wednesday in a cabinet meting he will take a political decision to purge the judiciary.

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