Leader: President Mohamed Beji Essebsi
Population: 11.2 million (24,000 Christians)
Main Religion: Islam
Persecution Level: Moderate
Source of persecution: Islamic extremism
The very promising revolution in 2011, which started off the revolutionary wave in other countries, turned out to be a disappointment for both liberals and Christians in Tunisia. While expatriate Christians experience a relative amount of freedom, at least within the church walls, Christian converts from a Muslim background (MBBs) face a variety of pressures. Violent reports in 2014 included a Christian being abducted for his faith, several cases of Christian women suffering some form of sexual harassment and many cases of believers being physically harmed and their shops and homes vandalized.