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Tunisia Dissolves Secret Police, Announces New Government

Tunisian Prime Minister Caid EssebsiTunisian Prime Minister Caid Essebsi
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Tunisian Prime Minister Caid Essebsi
Tunisian Prime Minister Caid Essebsi
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Tunisia's interim government announced today it was dissolving the country's secret police service.

The agency had been widely accused of committing human rights abuses during the rule of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who was ousted in January.

Interim Prime Minister Caid Essebsi also announced a new government. Most key ministers from the previous government retained their posts, but a number of new appointments were made following a spate of resignations last week.

Protesters have been demanding the new leaders move faster to bring about political and social change.

compiled from agency reports

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