Tunisia – Protest under the slogan “No to Impunity”
Location: Tunis – Tunisia
Source: A24 in Tunisia
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Dozens of activists in Tunisian civil society organizations carried out Wednesday a protest in the center of Avenue Habib Bourguiba in capital Tunis under the slogan “No to Impunity”, coinciding with International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.
Protesters raised pictures of victims who were killed due to security forces attacks and negligence, denouncing continued impunity and failure to hold the perpetrators of these violations accountable. Protesters call on concerned authorities to enforce the law on everyone equally.
– Soundbite (Mohamed Yassin Jelassi – The head of the Syndicate of Tunisian Journalists):
“Today is International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, but we dedicate today to journalists and non-journalists, and we consider impunity to exist in all fields. Today we record the deaths of people in detention centers, prisons and clashes with police forces during protests. There are people who died due to negligence, there are people who are tortured and their rights and freedom violated. All these crimes are not being punished, perpetrators are not being held accountable, which is an extremely detrimental matter.”
– Soundbite (Jamal Muslim – President of the Tunisian League for Women’s Rights):
“On this day we call on authorities, especially Ministries of Interior and Justice, to end to impunity against everyone, mainly journalists, since today is International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists.”
– Soundbite (Nabila Hamza – Tunisian Association of Democratic Women):
“We are here today as feminists and activists for women’s rights, to denounce the significant decline in freedoms in Tunisia. There are many violations against journalists, against youth and associations, as well as against peaceful gatherings.”