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Tunisian judges made a decision to extend their national strike for a fourth week in protest against a decision by President Kais Saied to sack dozens of them, a joint statement by the judges unions in the country said on Saturday.

Police officers stand at the entrance to the Ariana tribunal near the Tunisian capital Tunis on June 6, 2022, after judges launched a week-long strike. /AFP

It said the fourth week of the strike will start on June 27.

Tunisian President Kais Saied issued a presidential decree on June 1 to dismiss 57 judges over corruption and covering up terrorist cases.

(With input from agencies)

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