Agence Europe

02/09/2002 (Agence Europe) - MEP, Olivier Dupuis (Lista Bonino) wants to know if the European Commission is aware of the hunger strike by 700 prisoners of conscience since 26 August in several Tunisian prisons. He has asked the Commission if it intended to take initiatives to the Tunisian authorities to declare a general amnesty for those people sentenced, "during trials at the beginning of the 1990s and more generally, for all those imprisoned for their opinions or their peaceful political activities".