HRW demands ‘credible’ probe on Tunisia detainee death

A policeman stands guard outside Tunisia's Bardo National Museum on March 24, 2015Human Rights Watch called Tuesday for a "transparent and credible" investigation by Tunisia into the suspicious death of a prisoner who had complained of police torture. Abdelmajid Ejday died on May 13 in the National Guard headquarters in Sidi Bouzid, the birthplace of Tunisia's 2011 uprising against longtime strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, HRW said in a statement. "Given Ejday's prior allegations of police torture, a transparent and credible investigation into his death is particularly important," said Eric Goldstein, HRW's deputy Middle East and North Africa director.


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