• Chaima Issa, a top opposition figure in Tunisia, warned Tuesday that efforts to prosecute her are stoking fears over civil liberties.
  • “People are afraid when they hear those close to power calling us traitors or terrorists, when our purpose is to change things peacefully,” Issa said.
  • Prosecutions of opposition leaders have become commonplace in Tunisia, leading observers to worry about democratic backslide in a country touted as one of Arab Spring’s few profound success stories.

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