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US voices concern after Tunisia's Saied disbands judicial watchdog

State Department spokesperson Ned Price said the US was "deeply concerned" by Tunisian President Kais Saied's move to dissolve the Supreme Judicial Council.
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The Biden administration on Monday voiced concern over Tunisian President Kais Saied’s attempt to dissolve an independent judicial watchdog, a move that analysts say will further threaten democracy in what was once considered the Arab Spring’s sole success story. 

"The United States is deeply concerned by Tunisian President Saied's calls to dissolve the Supreme Judicial Council and the reported barring of employees from entering the Supreme Judicial Council," State Department spokesperson Ned Price told reporters. 

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