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Tunisia military court jails four lawmakers from dissolved parliament: Lawyer

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A Tunisian military court on Tuesday issued prison sentences to four lawmakers from the country’s dissolved parliament, including Saif Eddine Maklouf, a prominent opponent of President Kais Saied, their lawyer told Reuters.

Makhlouf, head of the conservative Karama Party, and three other party members were charged with assaulting policemen last year.

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The military court issued 5-month prison sentences for Makhlouf and Nidhal Saoudi and 3-month terms to Mohamed Affas and Meher Zid.

On Sunday, thousands of Tunisians protested against President Saied, demanding a return to the normal democratic order and rejecting his replacement of the independent electoral commission with one he named himself.

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