US News Tunisia: Arrest of a president's criticism, indicates his party

04:30  31 july  2021
04:30  31 july  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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the President Tunisian President of the President announced that the latter had been arrested on Friday by security forces, after denounced on the networks Social coup of President Kais Saied as "a military coup".

The Independent and Ex-blogger Yassine Ayari has been condemned several times in recent years for publications on social networks, including criticism of the army.

His movement "Hope and Work", launched in 2019, announced in a brief statement his arrest on Friday, according to them by presidential security officers without the presentation of a judicial order.

contacted by AFP, the service of the Communication of the Presidency of the Republic and the spokesperson for the prosecution were unreachable.

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In a publication on Facebook, his wife said on his side that her husband had been arrested in a violent way.

No official source has agreed to express themselves on this arrest.

Following this arrest of the Tunisians expressed on social networks their fear of a return to repression.

Tunisia "is a country of rights, freedoms and constitution," said President Saied Friday during a meeting with New York Times journalists after one of them was briefly arrested in A police station for a question of authorization.

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Your Browser does not support this video "No fear of freedom of expression (...) It's not at my age That I will start a new step based on the dictatorship. I hate the dictatorship and I despise it, "he added again.

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Mr. Saied said that there had been arrests only from those who are prosecuted by justice.

The arrest of Yassine Ayari occurs five days after President Saied froze Parliament for 30 days, lifted the immunity of all members and limited Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi.

"It's a military coup," wrote on his Facebook Yassine Ayari page, known for his cutting positions.

For him, the President's measures represent "a reversal of the Constitution and the Social Covenant using the army".

Mr. Ayari, 30, former active blogger under the censorship at the time of the popular uprising who hunted Ben Ali of power in 2011, was elected in 2017 Member of Parliament for the riding of Germany, then the first riding of France. In 2019.

He was sentenced in 2018 to three months in prison for a Facebook publication that criticized the army. He had also been sentenced to 16 days in prison, the same year, for another blog publication. He did not purge this sentence.

In 2015, this son of a colonel, killed in 2011 during the first clashes against terrorist groups in the country, spent more than four months in prison after a military court acknowledged him guilty on the top command of the army on social networks.

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