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Tunisia: The country’s main union demands the opening of an investigation into the “assault” of demonstrators


AA / Tunis

The Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), the country’s main trade union organization, has called for an investigation into what it described as “barbaric aggression” against participants in a protest rally in the capital. , Tunis, to demand the truth about those involved in the political assassinations perpetrated in the country.

The city center of the capital Tunis was the scene of a protest sit-in organized by left-wing parties and civil organizations, in which dozens of people took part, including lawyers and journalists, to demand the truth about those involved in the political assassinations carried out in the country in recent years.

Tunisian media reported on Wednesday that security forces used excessive force to disperse protesters, including lawyers and journalists.

By means of a press release, the Central Syndicate underlined that “the attack on freedoms and the restriction on the exercise of fundamental and constitutional rights, including mainly freedom of expression and demonstration, is a red line that cannot be transgressed ”.

The UGTT reiterated its commitment to “the imperative to reveal the whole truth about the assassination file and to bring to justice all those involved in the financing, planning and execution, as well as their accomplices”.

Tunisian authorities did not immediately comment on the UGTT press release until 2:20 p.m. (GMT).

In February 2013, Tunisian leftist opponent Chokri Belaïd was shot dead in front of his house, which shook the country and caused a serious political crisis that led to the resignation of the head of government.

The political crisis reached a new height with the assassination of the general coordinator of the Popular (nationalist) Movement, Mohamed Brahmi, in July of the same year.

* Translated from Arabic by Majdi Ismail

Only part of the dispatches, which the Anadolu Agency disseminates . (HAS), is disseminated on the AA site, in a summary manner. .

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