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Even at this late stage we want to strain every nerve to avoid military action.
For his part, Director of the Tunis chapter of Amnesty International Lotfi Azouz voiced the organisation's satisfaction at Tunisia's successful transition and its determination to strain every nerve to break away with all forms of violation of human rights and build a new Tunisia, stressing the interest that the President of the Republic grants to the defence of human rights in Tunisia.
He underlined that the State's established legitimate institutions will strain every nerve to achieve the objectives of the Revolution, by eradicating poverty, exclusion and unemployment, "in spite of the worst track record left by the former dictatorial regime.