Lawyers Without Borders' chief of mission in Tunisia, Antonio Manganella (L) and Human Rights Watch's director in Tunisia, Amna Guellali give a press conference on February 2, 2016 in Tunis to present a 33-page document about the country's draconian drug law.  
Tunisia must stop widespread abuses under its draconian drug use law by drafting new legislation to eliminate prison sentences for recreational drug use or possession, Human Rights Watch said. The controversial 'Law 52', passed under toppled dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, lays down harsh jail sentences for drugs use, in most cases cannabis resin, or 'zatla' as it is known in Tunisia.



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