22 May 2011

300 people killed in Tunisian uprising

And the crimes of the remnants of the regime continue: Leading Tunisian rights activist Radhia Nasraoui said about 100 people had been tortured to death by the Ben Ali regime in its final weeks. The abuses continued under the interim administration, she added.

"We have had accounts from prisoners who have been tortured after the revolution and some of them have even been raped," she told AFP.

Youths as young as 14 and 15 who had taken part in peaceful demonstrations were among those subjected to torture, Nasraoui said.

"I think there is no political will to stop these savage practices -- at least in a firm way," she added.

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