UN rapporteur on human rights visits Tunisia

08:36, May 25, 2011      

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The United Nations special rapporteur on human rights Martin Scheinin has arrived in Tunisia for a five- day visit, the official press agency TAP reported Tuesday.

Scheinin, the UN special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism, said the aim of his visit was to help Tunisia with the reforms concerning the revision of the anti- terrorism law.

During his visit, Scheinin will meet with members of the interim government and representatives of civil society. He will also meet with representatives of the political reform committee, as well as those of the higher council for human rights and fundamental freedoms, TAP said.

Scheinin will also visit some detention centers in Tunisia.

His visit came following the recent visit of the UN special rapporteur on torture Juan Mendez, who left the country on Sunday.

Source: Xinhua
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