The United Nations has expressed concern about human rights abuses in Tunisia and demanded that former justice minister, Noureddine Bhiri, who was held in a clampdown on the Ennahdha party either be charged or freed. Liz Throssell, a spokeswoman for the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights said the UN was “concerned at the stifling of dissent in Tunisia, including through the improper use of counterterrorism legislation, and the increasing use of military courts to try civilians”. But Al Jazeera reports that many Tunisians, tired of a system seen as corrupt and ineffective, have welcomed President Kais Saied’s actions.