Tunisian court suspends president's dismissal of 50 judges - lawyer

FILE PHOTO: A view shows an empty courtroom during a strike by Tunisian judges in a protest against a purge of their ranks, in Tunis, Tunisia, June 6, 2022. REUTERS/Jihed Abidellaoui

TUNIS (Reuters) - A Tunisian administrative court suspended the dismissal of fifty judges who were fired by President Kais Saied in June, a lawyer told Reuters on Wednesday.

Saied dismissed 57 judges on June 1, accusing them of corruption and protecting terrorists - charges that the Tunisian Judges' Association said were mostly politically motivated.

The lawyer, Kamel Ben Massoud, told Reuters that the court had rejected the appeals of at least seven other judges.

(Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Lina Najem; Editing by Toby Chopra)

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