Cop placed boot on Tunisian LGBT+ activist’s neck so he would ‘stop screaming’ in ‘cruel’ attack

Two police officers brutally beat one of Tunisia’s top LGBT+ rights activists in an attack campaigners warn captures the country’s descent into “repression”.

Badr Baabou, a human rights defender and head of the Damj Association for Justice and Equality, told Human Rights Watch how he was ambushed in Tunis, the nation’s capital, last week.

He was taunted, robbed and senselessly beaten by the officers, he claimed.

The thrashing left the activist concussed and suffering severe injuries to his neck, rib cage, eye and face, his medical report seen by Human Rights Watch stated.

Baabou suffered from blood clots, blunt force trauma to the head and forehead as well as trauma to his rib cage.

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