06 February 2013 8:17 am | | 12


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Chokri Belaid

Chokri Belaid, a leftist politician and one of the leaders of the Popular Front coalition, was shot dead this morning.

One of the bullets struck his neck and the other his head, and he was subsequently transported to Ennasr clinic in Tunis.

The motives behind his assassination as well as his attackers are still unknown.

Belaid is the secretary general of the Democratic Patriotic party (Watad), which joined the Front Popular.

Follow Tunisia Live‘s updates on the aftermath of Belaid’s assassination.

 

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  1. Justin D. Kutu-Akoi says:

    Chaotic time for the people of Tunisia. Whatever is prevailing now will go down deep in history. And people who mastermind these horrific act of assassination against their fellow opposition politician are on the wrong side of history. Ballots, not bullets….

  2. tho3baan says:

    I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if either France or Israel organized this thing…
    The last party that would benefit from this is Ennahdha, so there is no way they have anything to do with this, to the contrary…whoever did this wants to hurt Ennahdha.

    • R.L. says:

      Yeah because it makes total sense for Israel to target a secularist leftist who was against the Islamist-led government with suspected ties to Salafist extremists. Total sense.

      • NRC says:

        Israel is against any, repeat any, Arab leader getting too popular! That holds for Arab Christians as well as witnessed during the demise of Palestine!

        • Diana says:

          The threat on the life of this man was clear and Ennadha did nothing to protect him so they must take responsibility. That is the burden of power. They are not there just to protect their own voters and party but to protect the people of Tunisia. There must be resignations or this government is a sham.

        • mark says:

          Why did they not shoot the prime minister then who has a lot more power than this man…..All must take responsibility for the country and the evil it is now facing. Blaming the West in any shape is a diversion. Even if it was someone from the West who arranged it….

          To constantly blame outsiders is just an excuse for you to sit on your backside and do nothing. Like many have already done. Almost all wars are fought over religion and whether you like it or not Tunisia is in a War for its future.

          The government is responsible for the security of the country and it has FAILED yet again. Investigations should start at the top and people there should be held accountable for yet another disgusting cowardly act. However we all know that wont happen cos it never does…Henious crimes have already been committed with no one being brought to justice….just a lot of noise with no outcome.

  3. Tunisian says:

    Even if I don’t agree with this guy’s leftist ideologies, he remains a Muslim and thus I must pray that may Allah’s mercy descend upon his soul. Rest in peace.

  4. CHE says:

    Ennahdha dégage. Depuis des années Ennahdha n’a jamais hésité au meurtre. Quand les salafistes chantent Al Qaida et qu’ils rappellent à Ghannouchi sa jeunesse comme il dit il faut se préparer au pire. Ce meurtre est un encouragement à s’attaquer à d’autres leaders tels que BCE, leur véritable ennemi. Attention à la guerre civile. Que dit Tartour 1er? Que dit le grand muet du haut de son perchoir de l’ANC?

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