October 28, 2015

Tunisia: Quash Walid Zarrouk’s Conviction (UA 241/15)




A former prison officer, Walid Zarrouk, who set up an NGO to monitor the treatment of prisoners in Tunisia, has been sentenced to three months in prison for "insulting a public official".
1) Please write immediately in Arabic, French, English or your own language:
  • Urging the Tunisian authorities to quash Walid Zarrouk’s conviction and release him immediately;
  • Calling on them to review and reform Tunisian laws that arbitrarily restrict freedom of expression, such as laws which penalize criticism of the authorities, found in Articles 125 and 128 of the Penal Code.
2) For the full Urgent Action, including appeal addresses and further information, please click on the Word or PDF version below.

3) Please let us know if you took action so that we can track our impact!
  • EITHER send a short email to [email protected] with "UA 241/15" in the subject line, and include in the body of the email the number of letters and/or emails you sent, 
  • OR fill out this short online form to let us know how you took action.