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UN demands release of UN expert from ‘illegal detention’ in Tunisia

UN expert Moncef Kartas, who is being detained in Tunisia, was charged with treason and espionage and could face the death sentence if found guilty, prompting the UN to call for his release.

During a press conference in New York on May 16, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric called for the “immediate release and dropping charges against" UN expert Moncef Kartas.

Speaking to Univers News on May 16, one of Kartas' defense lawyers, Sarah Zaafrani, stated she is “convinced [Kartas'] case has taken a political turn."

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