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Vol 64 No 7

Published 30th March 2023


Saïed's racial crackdown deepens economic woes

Tunisia's president is locking up political opponents and inciting racist violence, as the country's economy plunges into further chaos

President Kaïs Saïed is making good on his 28 December promise to crack down on what he calls 'the enemies of Tunisia'. In the past few weeks, he has imprisoned political heavyweights including Noureddine Bhiri, a senior official in Islamist Ennahda party, influential activist Khayam Turki, and the former kingmaker for former President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, Kamel Eltaïef. Leaders from the National Salvation Front and other political activists have been locked up too.

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