© 2016 Zohra Bensemra/Reuters Six years after ousting its authoritarian president, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia continued to consolidate human rights protections, even as serious violations continued.A reform of the code of criminal procedures gave detainees the right to a lawyer in pre-charge detention, thus improving their protection against torture, ill-treatment, and coerced confessions.
The page has been deemed a "hoax," and a senior Muslim Brotherhood supported called the page a "smear campaign".
A woman sits outside her house, which was damaged in fighting between Islamic State jihadists and government forces, in Ben Guerdane, near the Libyan border, April 12, 2016.
It went on to become one of the most powerful empires in the Mediterranean, an epicenter of trade and conquest stretching west to Morocco and north into Italy.
There were long and bloody battles with other empires, the rise of famed General Hannibal, and military tactics that involved marching elephants over the Alps (though the Battle of Carthage resulted in decisive Roman victory and the end of Carthage). While not immune to the growing spread of violence across the region, Tunisia has been largely shielded from the sort of terror that emerged in neighboring Libya.
In July, sexual Jihad popped up again in headlines when following protests by Muslim Brotherhood supporters in Rabaa, reports emerged — based on a questionable Facebook post— that female Brotherhood supporters were preparing themselves for sexual Jihad.