U.S. markets closed
  • S&P 500

    3,825.33
    +39.95 (+1.06%)
     
  • Dow 30

    31,097.26
    +321.86 (+1.05%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    11,127.84
    +99.14 (+0.90%)
     
  • Russell 2000

    1,727.76
    +19.77 (+1.16%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    107.99
    -0.44 (-0.41%)
     
  • Gold

    1,808.80
    +7.30 (+0.41%)
     
  • Silver

    19.75
    +0.09 (+0.45%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.0428
    +0.0001 (+0.01%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    2.8890
    0.0000 (0.00%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.2109
    +0.0006 (+0.05%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    135.3760
    +0.2010 (+0.15%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    19,127.54
    +43.37 (+0.23%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    412.93
    -7.21 (-1.72%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,234.12
    +65.47 (+0.91%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    26,153.81
    +218.19 (+0.84%)
     

Tunisian judges to suspend work in courts for a week after president fired 57 judges

·1 min read

TUNIS, June 4 (Reuters) - Tunisian judges will suspend work in courts for a week and hold a sit-in to protest against the president's firing of dozens of judges, a judge said on Saturday.

President Kais Saied this week dismissed 57 judges, accusing them of corruption and protecting terrorists in a purge of the judiciary - his latest step to tighten his grip on power in the North African country.

Judge Hammadi Rahmani said a judges meeting today voted unanimously to suspend work in all courts, and to start the sit-in. (Reporting by Tarek Amara Editing by Mark Potter)