In the News: A Month in Prison for Breaking Ramadan Fast in Tunisia

Un mois de prison après avoir mangé en public pendant le ramadan (A month of prison for eating in public during ramadan), AFP, Huffington Post Tunisie, 2017-06-01

Four Tunisians have been sentenced to a month in prison for eating in a public park during ramadan when, according to strict Muslim practice, they should be fasting. Although there is no Tunisian law which enforces the ramadan fast and the constitution is supposed to protect freedom of belief and freedom of conscience, nevertheless the Tunisian constitution also declares that the state is “guardian of religion.”

To impose ramadan is a violation of freedom of conscience.

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