Tunisia frees rapper jailed for calling police dogs in song

By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) – A Tunisian appeals court on Tuesday?????? ordered the release from jail of a rap singer who described police as dogs in a video, a ruling that may ease criticism of the Islamist-led government over perceived restrictions on free speech. Critics say free expression has been threatened under the governing coalition led by the moderate Islamist Ennahda party, which won a free election after a 2011 uprising ousted a secular dictatorship. The government denies the accusation. …

July 2, 2013 4:42 pm

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