Statement about Kamour’s situation

On the night between Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 June 2020, the national security forces moved in the field and intervened to break up the Kamour sit-in organized weeks ago by a number of young protesters demanding the full implementation of the agreement concluded three years ago, in the month of June 2017, with the state and guaranteed by the General Union Tunisian labor. In this intervention, the security forces used force, especially tear gas.

A clarification announcement issued by the Ministry of the Interior on Sunday evening, June 21, 2020, was followed by numerous statements made by the governor of Tataouine and the official spokesperson of the Ministry with the audio-visual media, that this intervention came to stop a person participating in the sit-in issued against him three inspection pamphlets and also to open the roads that the sitters closed in order to avoid disrupting the interests of citizens and to ensure the proper functioning of the wheels of the national economy in the state of Tataouine. The confrontations continued throughout Sunday, June 21, 2020 and were renewed on the morning of Monday, June 22, 2020. According to some media sources dozens of protesters, between seventy and eighty, were wounded of varying severity and fifteen young protesters were arrested.

اعتصام الكامور

The signatory organisations:

  1.  Beity organisation 
  2.  Tunisian Association for Defending Individual Liberties
  3.  Afak Organisation Tunisian worker
  4.  The Association for Activating the Right to Difference
  5.  The Committee for the Respect of Liberties and Human Rights in Tunisia
  6.  Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights
  7.  The Association of Citizenship, development, cultures, and immigration on both sides (CDCMIR)
  8.  The Association of Arts and Cultures in both sides
  9.  Creation and Creativity Association for Development and Employment
  10.  Bawsala Association
  11.  Initiators existing for justice
  12.  Association for Sustainable Development and International Cooperation, Zarzis
  13.  My Art Against my Will Association
  14.  Nomad 08 Association
  15.  Mirset Association
  16.  Tunisian Female Voters League
  17.  Association of Development and Strategic Studies in Medenine
  18.  Shams Association
  19.  Tunisian Association for Cultural Movement
  20.  Tawheeda Ben Shikh’s Group for Medical Support Center
  21.  Tunisian Association for Positive Prevention
  22.  Tunisian Female Voices
  23.  Tunisian Coalition to abolish death penalty
  24.  Tunisian Female Association for Research on Development (AFTURD)
  25.  Yakadha Association for Democracy and Civic State
  26.  Ibsar Association for Culture and Entertainment of People with Visual Impairment
  27.  Development and Democracy Forum
  28.  Tahaddi Association
  29.  The Tunisian Association for the Defense of University Values
  30.  Hassen Saadaoui Association for Democracy and Equality
  31.  Tunisian Association for Studies on Gender
  32.  History and Memory Association for Freedom
  33.  Union of Tunisians to work for citizenship
  34.  Tunisian federation for citizenship between the two banks
  35.  Democratic Transition and Human Rights Support Center (DAAM)


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