Assault against the Association of the Tunisian Judges
The Tunisian authorities have just crossed an additional stage in the persecution of the Tunisian magistrates.
Indeed on August 30, the prosecuting general attorney close the Court of Appeal of Tunis, elected by the ministry of Justice, convened the president of the AMT (Association des Magistrats tunisiens) to orally require them to give him the keys of the head office of the AMT located in the Palais de justice in Tunis.
They disputed the legality of this step by specifying that the Prosecuting attorney did not have quality to act and that only a legal procedure would be qualified to withdraw the use of its office (of which the AMT lays out since 1946) at a democratically elected board; or then an administrative decision (contestable to the administrative Court) from the ministry for the Interior which associations concern.
August 31, the members of the AMT could not reach their office, the locks having been changed and made note that by notary ...