Tunisian dean acquitted of slapping veiled female student

By Agence France-Presse
Thursday, May 2, 2013 11:48 EDT
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Manouba University arts faculty dean Habib Kazdaghli, seen on April 4, 2013. (AFP)
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The Tunisian university dean accused of slapping a veiled female student said he was acquitted on Thursday, in a case that has come to symbolise bristling tensions between Islamists and secularists.

Habib Kazdaghli said “Tunisian justice acquitted me,” adding that two students on trial for having sacked his office at Manouba University outside Tunis had been given a suspended two-month sentence.

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