joint statement: Professional and human rights organizations hold the chief of government responsible for deviating the security establishment.

During the last two days, Tunisia was traumatized by a shocking, terrorising, criminal and chaotic scene that shook public opinion and brought back the images of the brutal and systematic violence lived during the reign of Ben Ali.
On the 8th of June, al-Jayara area witnessed the death, under suspicious circumstances, of the young Ahmed Ben Moncef Ben Ammar posterior to his arrest by security agent. Also, the Sidi Hssine Sijoumi area witnessed another atrocity that is of the incident of stripping a minor of all his clothes, dragging him, and assaulting him publically by security forces, then detaining him under inhumane conditions

The signing organizations, syndicates and associations of this joint statement condemn these brutal security practices that are in breach of all limits and standards and consider it to be a turning point towards a radical revision of the notion of republican security in Tunisia and the nature of democratic transition in our country, as such we are bound to stress that:

In light of this, the signatories to this joint statement:

The signatory parties also announce that they will organize a press conference on Tuesday, June 15, starting at 10 a.m. at the headquarters of the National Union of Tunisian Journalists, in the presence of the families of the victims, in order to enlighten public opinion more about what happened in the aforementioned two crimes, and announce the total procedures required in this regard.

Signatory organizations:

  1. 1. the national union of Tunisian Journalists (SNJT)
    2. Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT)
    3. the Tunisian federation for newspaper administrators
    4. Bawsala
    5. Tunisian Organization Against Torture
    6. the Tunisian league for human rights defence
    7. Tunisian Association of Democratic Women
    8. EUROMED rights
    9. Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights (FTDES)
    10. Vigilance for Democracy and the Civic State
    11. Association of Tunisian Women for Research on Development
    12. 10_23 Organization to Support the Path of Democratic Transition
    13. Tunisian Federation of Association Media
    14. Volunteers Association
    15. The Tunisian Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
    16. Free Tunisian Writers Association
    17. An Eye on Mornaguia Association
    18. Speak for freedom of expression and creativity
    19. National Committee of Left militants
    20. Bina Association for Media and Development
    21. Union of unemployed graduates
    22. Tunisian Association for Rights and Freedoms
    23. Equality Organization
    24. Damj Tunisian association for justice and equality
    25. Tunisian Association for the Defence of Individual Liberties (ADLI)
    26. The National Observatory for the Defence of the civil State
    27. Attalaki for Freedom and Equality
    28. Vigilance Committee for Democracy in Tunisia, Belgium
    29. Wachm Association
    30. Renewal Forum for Citizen and Progressive Thought
    31. Hassan Saadawi Association for Democracy and Equality
    32. General Union of Tunisian Students
    33. Association of Citizenship, Development, Cultures and Migration in the Two Banks
    34. Arts and Cultures Association in the two banks
    35. Tunisia Youth Empowerment Forum
    36. Association of Civil Solidarity Tunisia
    37. Nachaz Dissonances
    38. The Tunisian Association for the Defence of University Values
    39. Intersection for Rights and Freedoms
    40. Association of Tunisians in France
    41. The Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities
    42. Kalam Association
    43. Lawyers Without Borders (ASF)
    44. Tunis Center for Press Freedom
    45. Tunisian Organization Against Torture
    46. Shared Memory for Freedom and Democracy
    47. The Committee for the Respect of Freedoms and Human Rights in Tunisia
    48. Soumoud coalition
    49. Free Vision Association
    50. Tunisian Association for Equity, Social Justice and Human Dignity
    51. Tunisian Observatory of Places of Detention (OTLD)
    52. Association to activate the right to disagree (ADD)
    53. The Tunisian association Awledna
    54. Dignity and rehabilitation coalition
    55. Tunisians Federation for citizenship in the two banks
    56. Tunisian Union for Citizen Action
    57. citizenship Joussour association (AJC)
    58. Tunisian association for cultural action (ATAC)
    59. BAITY association
    60. World Organisation against Torture (OMCT)
    61. Freedom Martyr Organization Nabil Baraketi: memory and loyalty
    62. international Alert
    63. Legal agenda association: Tunis branch
    64. Democcratic transition and human rights support centre (DAAM)

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