‘Moderate’ Tunisia slashes the sentence of Islamist convicted for inciting violence

Imed Dghij, a senior figure with the League for the Protection of the Revolution (LPR), was arrested in February.

Tunisia’s appeals court has sharply reduced the jail sentence given to a leader of a controversial pro-Islamist militia blamed for inciting violence, its spokesman said Saturday.

“We will not give ourselves up. We will win, and we will die only after we’ve finished with you, is that clear?” Dghij had said, adding that “shedding the blood of the security forces” was a legitimate act.

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