Tunisian journalist given five-year prison term in ‘attack on press freedom’

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Union says increased sentence against Khalifa Guesmi under anti-terrorism law represents ‘dangerous authoritarian drift’

A Tunisian appeals court has sentenced a radio journalist to five years in prison for disclosing information about the country’s security services.

Khalifa Guesmi, of the Mosaique FM radio station, had appealed against a one-year term handed down in November before the sentence was increased under an anti-terrorism law.

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