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Tunisia arrests political opponents

A spectacularly huge wave of arbitrary arrests has been against more prominent profiles of opponents of the Tunisian President, including politicians of all stripes. Kais Said continues to represents a further degradation of Tunisia’s democratic norms.

Mr. Kamal Letaief, named as: “The man of the shadows”, a prominent lobbyist since the 80s, and known as“the friend of the Americans”, was arrested in his domicile, in a suspicious way, as well as Mr. Khayam Turki, a young politician with influential European connection.

On July 25th a coup perpetrated by the democratically elected President of the Republic represented a vast expansion of presidential powers and drastically diminished the Tunisian people’s ability to elect their government, which aimed to a dramatic collapse of the country’s economy, facing a looming food security crisis, high inflation, and deteriorating living conditions threaten Tunisia’s political and economic stability.

However, the Tunisian President, driven by the Bolshevik revolution example perpetrated in 1917, continued to admire his political system based on the superior council of the Soviets and gradually destroyed the institutions as well as the established economic system, while creating a social crisis that will soon explode, and entering the country in vague of international and diplomatic isolation.

Despite this severe economic crisis and the record fiscal deficit, for more than two years, the President has only succeeded in obtaining a loan of 200 million dollars from Algeria to help the country.

With a perspective of bankruptcy scenario coming in the upcoming weeks, a government incapable to present any solutions or strategies, the regime in place is unleashing and shaking by this wave of arrests all at once, including the latest arrest of the head of Mosaïque Fm; the largest radio channel in the country.

It is notable today that all freedoms are threatened with arbitrary violent arrests either because of political meetings or freedom of expression.

After 12 years of the Jasmin Revolution, Tunisia, the country that sparked the Arab spring, is sliding back today into a new dictatorship that could threaten the stability of the whole Mediterranean region.



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