Internal sources from Tunisia confirm that jailed Pirate Party member Azyz Ammami has been beaten by police officers. Furthermore, he was forced to take a pro-regime lawyer rather than one of his own choosing.
Pirate Party members Azyz Ammami and Slim Amamou were imprisoned on Friday and are being charged on account of anonymous DDoS attacks with degradation of state property. There is currently no contact with them and it is not known whether the charges will be dropped or the case will go forward.
Most pirate parties urge European and Tunisian officials to intervene and ensure that Azyz’s and Slim’s human rights are respected.