Marouen Mabrouk, a story of impunity after the revolution

As per the official request of prime minister Youssef Chahed, the name of Marouen Mabrouk was removed from the list of 48 Tunisians sanctioned by the European Union for misappropriation of state funds. Unlike other friends and relatives of deposed president Ben Ali who saw their money frozen by the EU, Mabrouk was able to find himself a new political shield to protect his wealth following the revolution that swept the country in 2011. With help from telecommunications company Orange France, he managed to get Tunisia’s prime minister to unfreeze over seven million euros in assets held in EU countries.

Gafsa uprising & transitional justice: trials must not stop at being symbolic

Wednesday 26 September was a momentous day at the court of First Instance of Gafsa. Emotions ran high as the activists and leaders of the uprising of the Gafsa Mining Basin of 2008 walked into the same court room in which they were beaten up, unfairly tried and sentenced less than 10 years ago. Only this time, they walked in through the main door as victims waiting to see the perpetrators prosecuted- not defendants accused of plotting against the state. Their only crime in 2008? Daring to peacefully protest what they considered to be unfair employment practices, nepotism and lack of transparency by the state-owned Phosphate Company of Gafsa, the region’s main – if not sole – employer.

Transitional Justice in Tunisia: fragmentation and competition

Following the publication of an ICTJ report on Tunisia’s Truth and Dignity Commission, Impunity Watch has presented the initial findings of a collaborative research project on victim participation in the transitional justice process. Amidst observations, analyses, and recommendations that have been presented by national and international actors in the field, the study represents the “most rigorous effort” thus far to evaluate victims’ perceptions of and roles in the undertaking of transitional justice in Tunisia.

Tunisie : L’affaire du martyr Amine Grami révèle l’identité d’un sniper militaire

L’affaire numéro 4283 à la Cour militaire permanente de Tunis ou l’affaire du martyr Amin Grami remet sur table le dossier des snipers poussant les analystes à reprendre la question d’un œil plus global pour comprendre les détails et dévoiler les vérités. L’accusé d’avoir tué le 17 Janvier 2011 Amin Grami est l’officier n°655 tireur d’élite de l’armée de terre Mohamed Sebti Ben Mesbeh Ben Mohamed Mabrouk.