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Tunisia Condemns Attacks on Vital Sites in UAE

Tunisia expresses its "full solidarity with the UAE

Tunisia strongly condemned on Monday the attacks perpetrated against vital sites and civilian installations in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, which left casualties and material damage. Tunisia expresses its "full solidarity with the UAE," and rejects any aggression that targets the security and sovereignty of this…

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Tunisia: Amend Excessive Covid-19 Restrictions Banning all Public Gatherings

Tunisia’s government says the new restrictions, announced on the head of government’s Facebook page, are intended to combat the spread of Covid-19

New Covid-19 restrictions in Tunisia banning all public gatherings effectively impose a blanket ban on public demonstrations, and thus impede people’s rights to free expression and peaceful assembly, Amnesty International said today. The restrictions came into force on 13 January, amid signs of growing intolerance for dissent and one day…

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Tunisia: UN Rights Office Calls for Release of Former Justice Minister

Authorities in Tunisia are being urged to immediately release - or properly charge - former justice minister Noureddine Bhiri, and another man, who have been detained under suspected terrorism offences, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday

Mr. Bhiri, a parliamentarian with the Ennahdha party, was taken outside his home on 31 December by men in civilian clothes.  No explanation was given or warrant for his arrest was provided.  The moderate Islamist Ennahdha movement has the largest number of seats in Tunisia’s parliament, according to media reports. …

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Tunisia: Free Arbitrarily Detained Ex-Justice Minister

Another Blow to Rights Under President Saied’s Power Grab

Tunisian authorities should immediately release a former justice minister, Noureddine Bhiri, from arbitrary detention, Human Rights Watch said today. Plainclothes police intercepted Bhiri on December 31, 2021 outside his home in Tunis and forced him into their vehicle, without showing an arrest warrant. His family did not know his whereabouts until he was taken…

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MFA Participates in Virtual High-Level Meeting in New York

This meeting was announced by the UN Secretary General, on September 21, 2021 on the opening of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad Othman Jerandi, on Tuesday, took part in a virtual high-level meeting on "advancing feminist policy and action through Our Common Agenda" in New York. This meeting was announced by the UN Secretary General, on September 21, 2021 on the opening of the…

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    • Aziz Zaguia, local volunteer with the Ministry of Public Health, receiving the Tunisia Volunteer Award 2021 for his contributions to COVID-19 response.
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Local volunteers in Tunisia Recognized for Promoting Inclusive COVID-19 Pandemic Response

The Coronavirus has been an opportunity to learn more about the potential of volunteering, and what volunteers, who were among the first responders, can do in a health crisis context

To mark the 50th anniversary of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme, the UNV Maghreb Field Unit organized the Tunisia Volunteer Award 2021. This took the form of a national competition aimed at recognizing volunteer commitment in three categories: contribution to COVID-19 response, innovation to inspire new forms of volunteering…

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Tunisian Prime Minister Meets Qatari Ambassador

The meeting reviewed aspects of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries

HE Prime Minister of the Republic of Tunisia Najla Bouden has met with HE Ambassador of the State of Qatar to Tunisia Saad bin Nasser Al Humaidi. The meeting reviewed aspects of the bilateral cooperation between the two countries.

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    • Tunisian-Italian Working Session Discuss Bilateral Relations, Regional Issues
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Tunisian-Italian Working Session Discuss Bilateral Relations, Regional Issues

The meeting focused on bilateral relations and prospects for their development, as well as regional and international issues of common interest

A Tunisian-Italian working session was held Tuesday at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad. It was co-chaired by Minister Othman Jerandi and his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio who is on a working visit to Tunisia. The meeting focused on bilateral relations and prospects…

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Appointment of Ambassador of the Republic of Tunisia to Sri Lanka

She has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of Sri Lanka

The Government of the Republic of Tunisia with the concurrence of the Government of Sri Lanka has appointed Ms. Hayet Talbi Bilel as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tunisia to Sri Lanka based in New Delhi. She has presented credentials to H.E. Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President of…

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Tunisia: Courts Ramp up Speech Prosecutions

Military and Civilian Trials for “Insulting the President”

Tunisian authorities are prosecuting citizens in both military and civilian courts and jailing them for public criticism of President Kais Saied and other officials, Human Rights Watch said today. Those prosecuted include members of parliament, commentators on social media, and a television host. Using repressive laws enacted prior to the Tunisian…