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Conflicting Reports Surround Interior Minister Assassination Attempt
Contradictory reports have emerged regarding a potential attempt to assassinate the Minister of the Interior. According to MosaiqueFM,  Interior Minister, Hedi Mejdoub escaped an attack while visiting his family in Kelibia yesterday. However, other sources have disputed accounts of the attempt, with Jawhara FM quoted the official spokesperson for...

NGO Challenges Minister’s Claim That Only 20 Percent Of Torture Cases Are True
Tunisia’s chief law enforcement official has said that the majority of complaints regarding torture and mistreatment of detainees are unfounded. Interior Minister Hedi Majdoub told the Assembly of People’s Representatives (APR) yesterday that only 20 percent of such charges against officials working in Tunisia’s detention centers ...

Man Killed and Sixteen Arrested During Jendouba Security Operation
A civilian was mistakenly shot during security operations in Jendouba yesterday, which led to the arrest of sixteen suspected militants. Rabeh Ben Nsib Sdiri, 70, was at home in Oued Meliz in the Jendouba governorate when his home was entered by a suspected militant fleeing the security forces. Nessma TV report a firefight as ensuing...

State of Emergency Extended as IM Ramps up Security Operations
Tunisian authorities are sustaining increased security levels for the foreseeable future, asserting that their efforts are working. President Béji Caid Essebsi announced yesterday that the State of Emergency, which was reinstated on November 24 following the attack on Avenue Mohamed V, will be extended for two months, and Interior Minister Najem G...

Seven arrested for ‘media Jihad’
Seven Tunisian women have been arrested on suspicion of providing online support to the Islamic State, the Interior Ministry announced today. An investigation by the National Unit for Research in Crimes of Terrorism led to the arrest of the unnamed women in Tunis yesterday. The seven are accused of operating an online media cell termed,...

Dhiba Events Report Reveals Violations and Misinformation From Interior Ministry
The Interior Minister Najem Gharsalli is said to have provided false and inaccurate information about the events in Dhiba on February 8, that killed one person and injured several, according to a report by an independent commission to investigate the events released on Thursday. The Interior Minister had claimed that protesters burned down the hous...

Mass Arrests Signal Policy Change Towards Religious Extremists
The arrest of 274 people over the last three days for alleged involvement in clashes between supporters of the conservative religious group Ansar al-Sharia and state security forces, along with the government’s outlawing of the organization, demonstrate a new stricter government policy toward religious extremism in Tunisa. The arrests, whi...

Government Deems Ansar al-Sharia Illegal Organization
The Interior Ministry has announced that it considers Ansar al-Sharia an illegal organization and will prohibit any of the Salafist group’s activities. The announcement comes after clashes between the group’s supporters and the police on Sunday that resulted in one death. The Ansar al-Sharia group is an illegal organization that ...

Fired Security Personnel Threaten Collective Suicide
Dismissed security agents launched an organized protest in front of the Ministry of Interior today and threatened to commit collective suicide next week if they are not given back their jobs. Such agents have been protesting intermittently since March 5; Wissal Ben Said poured gasoline on himself last week in an attempt to self-immolate in...

Questions Arise from Detention of Ansar al-Shariah Member
The recent detention by police of Ansar al-Shariah member Hassan Brik has raised questions about the legal basis for his detention. Brik is the head of Ansar al-Shariah's outreach committee and alleged right-hand-man to leader Abu Iyadh, currently wanted by police. After Brik was taken into police custody on September 23, the Minist...