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Amnesty International condemns arrest of Tunisia smoking man, others

Amnesty International has responded to the NEWS of a Tunisian man that was arrested by the authorities for smoking a cigarette in public during Ramadan.

Heba Morayef, the head of Amnesty in North Africa, said in a statement the arrest was absurd:

Imprisoning someone for smoking a cigarette or eating in public is an absurd violation of an individual’s personal freedoms. Failing to conform to religious and social customs is not a criminal offence.”

Recall that earlier this month four men were sentenced to one month in jail for eating in public during the fasting period.

On Sunday a number of Tunisians went out on the streets of the capital Tunis demanding the freedom to eat and drink in public during Ramadan, AFP reports.

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