Tunisian judges’ association calls President Saied’s move to sack judges a ‘massacre’

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The Tunisian Judges Association on Thursday called the president’s decision to sack dozens of judges as a “massacre” and called on members to oppose it.

President Kais Saied on Wednesday dismissed 57 judges, accusing them of corruption and protecting terrorists in a purge of the judiciary - his latest step to tighten his grip on power in the North African country.

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The Judges Association said the move aims to allow him to influence the judiciary and create vacancies to appoint his
loyalists.

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