Tunisians rally against bill that would pardon graft

Tunisians demonstrate against a bill being discussed in parliament to grant amnesty to people accused of corruption on July 25, 2016Hundreds of Tunisian demonstrated Monday in the capital to protest against a bill being discussed in parliament to grant amnesty to people accused of corruption. If the so-called “economic reconciliation” bill is passed, people accused of corruption would not be prosecuted but would instead pay a fine and reimburse embezzled funds. When the bill was submitted to parliament last year by President Beji Caid Essebsi it sparked outrage, with demonstrators taking to the streets to denounce it.

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