المراقبة الإدارية: من غرفة الإيقاف إلى الحصار اليومي

بدأ من مرحلة الإيقاف مرورا بالتحقيق وصولا إلى العقوبة السجنية، سرد الضحايا خلال جلسات الاستماع العلنية لضحايا انتهاكات حقوق الانسان قصص الإعتداء اللفظيّ والبدني الذّي مارسته أجهزة النظام. عذابات هؤلاء لم تنته بخروجهم بانتهاء مرحلة الإيقاف أو السجن، بل تواصلت في شكل ما كان يعرف بالعقوبة التكميليّة، أو التعذيب الناعم عبر فرض ما اصطلح على تسميته قانونيا بالمراقبة الإداريّة. في مارس سنة 2010، أصدرت الجمعية الدولية لمساندة المساجين السياسيّين، بالتعاون مع موقع “نواة”، تقريرا مفصّلا عن المراقبة الإدارية في تونس بعنوان “مواطنون تحت الحصار”. دراسة تضمّنت شهادات لضحايا هذه العقوبة وأمثلة موثّقة لارتداداتها النفسيّة وانعكاساتها على حياة المساجين السياسيّين عقب تسريحهم من مراكز الإيقاف أو السجون.

Truth Commission Public Hearings: Kamel Matmati and Tunisia’s disappeared

Last Thursday, November 17, Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission held the country’s first public hearings with victims of human rights violations carried out under the Bourguiba and Ben Ali regimes. Torture victims—including former political prisoners Sami Brahem and Gilbert Naccache—as well as the families of the disappeared and martyrs of the revolution testified on national television.

Private broadcasters keep blind eye turned to gender and media ethics

On October 14, journalists and women’s association members put their heads and pens together to draft a Declaration of Principles on Media Coverage and Journalistic Practices concerning Violence against Women. The same day, Alaa Chebbi is denounced by activists for “violating press laws” and “normalizing violence against women and little girls […] just to make a buzz.”

More than security, human rights are threatened in Tunisia

In seamless consistency with the government’s response to the Bardo and Sousse attacks in March and June, official discourse, superficial security measures, and the actions of security forces since last Tuesday’s tragedy reflect the absence of a comprehensive counterterrorism strategy and have kept alive the notion that effective security requires the relinquishing of certain rights and liberties.

Tunisia in the Media: foreign reporting and national discourse on the Sousse attack

In the minutes and hours following attack transpired the ungracious diffusion on Instagram and Twitter of victims lying lifeless between beach chairs and parasols; dramatized headlines announcing the “beach resort massacre” and innumerable variations recounting the scene … But after the initial shock of and Western media’s knee-jerk reaction to one of three attacks which occurred on June 26, mainstream news reports on terrorism in the country are relatively more substantial and worth contemplating than was the case several months ago.