9 July 2012

Tunisia: Signing in Tunis of International Pact of Honour Against Torture

Tunis — An international pact of honour against torture has been signed Sunday by several organisations and civil society activists of Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, namely Tunisia's Human Rights League, the Arab Human Rights Organisation and Libya's Human Rights League.

Tunisia's Human Rights League President Abdessatar Ben Moussa said that "the pact commits the signing parties to defend and campaign for the respect of human rights and fundamental liberties," stressing that the league will spare no effort to include the principle of criminalising torture in the future Tunisian Constitution.

The pact of honour against torture arrived Sunday in Tunisia, last stage of the tour started last June 1 in Egypt by two cyclists, a Tunisian national and a Libyan one, whose mission was to hand over the document.

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