Tunisia Crackdown

Tunisia Crackdown

In This Jan. 31, 2014 photo a riot police officer fires a tear gas canister during clashes with Salafists in the Djebel Lahmar neighborhood near Tunis, Tunisia . Mosques are being closed down, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 have been arrested as Tunisia carries out a wide-ranging crackdown against those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists. While still one of the only democracies to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings, Tunisia’s battle against terrorism is raising fears that it might be returning to its bad old days of political repression. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine, File)

FILE – In This Jan. 31, 2014 photo a riot police officer fires a tear gas canister during clashes with Salafists in the Djebel Lahmar neighborhood near Tunis, Tunisia . Mosques are being closed down, local organizations banned and at least 1,000 have been arrested as Tunisia carries out a wide-ranging crackdown against those suspected of sympathizing with radical Islamists. While still one of the only democracies to emerge from the Arab Spring uprisings, Tunisia’s battle against terrorism is raising fears that it might be returning to its bad old days of political repression. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine, File)

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