02 January 2013 5:42 pm | | 3


Share     Share       Share     Share  

Samir Chefii (Right) and Samir Aouadi (Center) voice their support for Manouba University Dean Kazdaghli

The Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) held this afternoon a press conference at its headquarters to show solidarity with Habib Kazdaghli, dean of the University of Arts and Humanities in Manouba, who stands accused of aggressing a fully veiled student.

The press conference was held the day before Kazdaghli’s trial. If he is found guilty, he faces a potential five years of prison as well according to Article 101 of the Penal Code, which governs the conduct of public officials.

“We are calling for the suit against Kazdaghli to be dropped and at the same time for judicial reform,” said Houcine Boujarra, secretary general of the General Federation of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

He added that there will be a gathering tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. in front of the UGTT headquarters to denounce the unfairness of the trial.

UGTT’s Deputy General Secretary Samir Chefii denounced those political parties, which, according to him, took advantage of ideological differences in the country to “get rid of intellectual people” and serve their personal agendas.

“The series of violence in Manouba University could have been stopped if there was a political determination to end it,” stated Chefii.

In the same context, Samir Aouadi, president of the Observatory of Academic Freedoms of Tunisian University Teachers, pointed to the way he sees authorities ignoring violence against teachers.

“We [the observatory's members] spotted around 100 cases of aggressed teachers, yet the authorities are totally indiferent,” said Aouadi.

Share     Share       Share     Share  

  From the same category

            

Israelis Allowed in Tunisia, Prime Minister Announces

Tunisia Starts First Post-Revolution Census

Students Leaving Tunisian High Schools Face Difficult Choice

‘I Too Burned a Police Station,’ Online Activists Declare

            

Landfill Grows as Citizens Suffer: ‘We’ve Taken as Much as We’re Going To’

New Areas Around Chaambi Declared Military Zones

Pollution Ravages Old Port of Tunis

NCA Approves Judicial Body, Looks Ahead to Electoral Law

            

Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte

Members ‘Freeze’ NCA Participation Over Reduced Sentences for Ben Ali Officials

Ben Ali Officials To Be Released in Revolution Killings Case

UGTT Union Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize


Comments (3)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. cisca says:

    5 years of prison for slapping a poor, fully veiled ignorant is too much… I think he should just pay a fine, that’s all. Please, stop fanatism, obscurantism, nazism worldwide!

  2. Ed Webb says:

    So what happened on 3 January? Was the case adjourned again?

  3. Riyadh says:

    It’s a shame !!!!
    He needs to be brought to justice

Leave Feedback


  Follow us

Connect on YouTube Connect on Google+ Connect to itunes Subscribe via RSS Feed



  Latest Videos


Play Video

Motocross Racers in the Forests of Bizerte, Tunisia

Bizerte, the northernmost city in Africa, hosted the fourth round of the...

Play Video

Endangered Whale Brought Ashore in Tunis Suburb

Onlookers in the popular tourist spot of Sidi Bou Said, near Tunis,...

Play Video

'Kima Enti:' Mixing Tunisian Traditions With Modern Design

"Kima Enti" is a hand-made art and design project launched by independent...

Play Video

One-Year Anniversary of Chokri Belaid's Death

On February 6, 2014, family and supporters of slain Tunisian politician Chokri...

Play Video

Klay BBJ explains his arrest

Tunisia Live's Nissaf Slama interviews rapper Klay BBJ on his music, arrest,...



Tabbed Structure - Regular
Tunisian Kidnapped in Libya: ‘They Can Kill Me’...
(3654 Views)
‘I Too Burned a Police Station,’ Online Activists...
(3639 Views)
Landfill Grows as Citizens Suffer: ‘We’ve Taken as...
(3238 Views)
Students Leaving Tunisian High Schools Face Difficult Choice...
(3023 Views)
Tunisia Starts First Post-Revolution Census...
(1746 Views)
Israelis Allowed in Tunisia, Prime Minister Announces...
(1343 Views)
 
Israelis Allowed in Tunisia, Prime Minister Announces...
Tunisia Starts First Post-Revolution Census...
Students Leaving Tunisian High Schools Face Difficult Choice...
‘I Too Burned a Police Station,’ Online Activists Declare...
Landfill Grows as Citizens Suffer: ‘We’ve Taken as Much as We’re...
Tunisian Kidnapped in Libya: ‘They Can Kill Me’...
Low Turnout and Mixed Feelings for Algerians Voting in Tunisia...
Update: Libyan Kidnappers Demand Militants’ Release...
New Areas Around Chaambi Declared Military Zones...