نواة على عين المكان: مظاهرات 14 جانفي 2022

تظاهر مئات التونسيين بالعاصمة قرب شارع الحبيب بورقيبة بعد دعوات الأحزاب للتظاهر في ذكرى 14 جانفي .قوات الأمن أغلقت كل المنافذ المؤدية للشارع التاريخي وأقامت حواجز أمنية في كل مكان .اندلعت مواجهات بين المتظاهرين وقوات الأمن التي استعملت الغاز وخراطيم المياه والماتراك لتفريق المحتجين .وقد تم إيقاف عشرات المتظاهرين وتعرض عدد من الصحفيين والمصورين إلى اعتداءات بالعنف وافتكاك معدات عملهم.

Siliana: A Decade After, Victims Still Demand Justice

Over several days in late November 2012, police used birdshot against protesters in Siliana, injuring hundreds of people including demonstrators, journalists covering the demonstration, and bystanders, according to an Amnesty International report at the time. One investigative report by civil society put the number of injured at 178, and at least 20 people lost eyes or sustained severe damage to their eyes. Now, a decade later, these people are still calling on authorities to cover their healthcare costs, extend their social benefits, and hold the officials responsible for the use of birdshot accountable.

En Tunisie, la police fouille même les comptes Facebook

Plus de 1500 personnes dont environ 500 mineurs ont été arrêtées depuis janvier 2021, en marge des mouvements de protestation contre le système politique et économique en place. Hormis les arrestations arbitraires, les téléphones des manifestants ont été confisqués et leurs données violées par les agents de police.

A return to the police state in Tunisia ?

“There is no government, there is no state, we are the state”. These chilling words by a police officer, during a sit-in in the city of Sfax on 2 February, speak volumes about the dangerous turn of events in Tunisia in recent weeks. The latest unrest heightens risks of a return to a police state following years of shaky democratic transition which has failed to end abuses by security services and their rampant impunity for human rights violations.

Families say Police Abused, Abducted Minors in Mass Sweeps as Protests Continue

After more than a week of protests across the nation following a sudden, government-imposed lockdown on the 10th anniversary of the January 14, 2011 revolution, security forces have arrested over 1600 people, 600 of them children, according to Yassine Azaza, a human rights activist and volunteer lawyer on behalf of the Tunisian League of Human Rights (LTDH by its French acronym). Those numbers were given to Nawaat/Meshkal on January 20, 2021, but since then the numbers have increased and human rights activists and organizations said they are struggling to keep track.

“Kill Them, They’re Sodomites”: Police Violence Against LGBT People in Tunisia

On October 6, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) activists in Tunisia raised their voices and banners in the street, amid the hundreds of demonstrators who were peacefully protesting a draft law that would drastically limit criminal accountability for the use of force by the security forces. By a cruel irony, police attacked the demonstrators, including LGBT activists, and arbitrarily arrested them.

“They choked me, kicked me”: Cops Assault Protests Against Police Immunity Law

On Tuesday, October 6, demonstrators gathered in front of Parliament to protest a draft law under discussion seeking to grant security forces legal immunity from prosecution for use of force—the first of several protests against the law this week. Police forces then assaulted protesters and detained four of them at a police station in the Bardo neighborhood. Meshkal/Nawaat spoke with the four people who were detained and later released about the police abuse they experienced.