Category: Who’s Who

Profile: Ahmed Mestiri

Profile: Ahmed Mestiri

| 02 November 2013 | 2 Comments

Ahmed Mestiri is a politician and lawyer born in La Marsa on July 2, 1925. An early leader in the Tunisian Independence Movement, he was a member of the Liberal Constitutional Party (Commonly called Destour Party) that was founded on 1920. As a young man Mestiri studied law in French colonial Algiers from 1944-1948 and [...]

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Adel Elmi

Adel Elmi

| 11 July 2013 | 5 Comments

Born in March 1970 in the northern Tunis suburb of La Marsa, Adel Elmi (also spelled “Almi”) is a conservative religious activist whose views have garnered controversy on multiple occasions. Before Ramadan 2013 started, Elmi vowed to watch those who are not fasting in public, post their photos on social networks and eventually even sue [...]

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