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Jalel Brick

Jalel Brick is a pro-democracy activist, born on August 15, 1963, in Carthage, Tunisia. He studied in both the Manouba University of Arts and the University of Law in Tunis. He is one of the co-founders of UGET (General Union of Tunisian Students), and a former member of its cultural committee.

Although he is not officially affiliated with any left-wing parties, he identifies himself with the Leftist National Democratic Movement. During Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s regime, he was tortured and arrested for his political ideas and activities. In addition to this, Tunisian authorities confiscated his passport and his ID. He was deprived from his civil rights and  forced to live in the Tunisian desert for some time.

Brick moved to France in 1991, where he has continued to live and work as a real estate agent, although he is not a French national.  Brick maintained his political activism while living in France, working with the French Communist Party (PCF). He visited Tunisia just before the popular uprising shook the country in October 2010.

Jalel Brick is most famous for his Facebook videos in which he criticizes Tunisian Islamists, the commander-in-chief of the Tunisian army, Rachid Ammar, and the former Prime Minster, Beji Caid Essebsi. Brick is strongly opposed to foreign interference in Tunisian affairs, such as by Qatar or the United States. In his videos, he speaks in the colloquial Tunisian dialect, and is famous for using many swear words, which contributes to Brick’s popularity.

Jalel Brick alleges that he is wanted by the Tunisian judicial system. He is divorced and has two children.

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  1. Contribbutor says:

    The purpose of this section is to introduce relevant Tunisian public figures to the nationals of other countries and essentially the international media that intends to dig in and report about the country.

  2. Future says:

    Would you prefer they only profile Islamist, its called freedom, why dont you make your own website and profile whoever you want. People have to accept that not all Tunisians are religious. If you like to see what it looks like when Salafis run a country see Afghanistan, this system is the worst on earth. Im glad they profiled and didnt practice the self censorship him so I could see his points of view.

    • Latifa says:

      I agree with your sentiments but question the balance. Tunisia has yet to develop a free press after years of dictatorship the atheistically inclined minority felt they could foist their opinions on society with impunity. Now is the beginning of a redress. Tunisia Live has some lively intelligent young journalists. Its time for them to free their minds….By all means anyone can state their views. Professional blance in a newspaper is to be lauded though.

    • Tounsi says:

      To Futureless, You mean you like his vulgarity
      and poor taste and sewer mouth?

      I guess it takes a sewer to defend another sewer !

      Beside only a hypocrite use the Taliban as an example why
      don’t you use Hitler as an example of Western civilisation ?

      I agree with
      those who object to brick presentation here as a politician or even as a sane
      person.

      Profiling a psychotic nutcase a low life who
      hates himself and hates his country and insult it’s faith can only be described
      as poor judgement by this website and worst can be seen as support and promotion
      of vice and hatred toward Tunisia and it’s faith. Tunisia live.net is creating
      their own enemy when profiling the enemy of Islam and Tunisia !

  3. Lutfiya says:

    why are you profiling this guy. It is not a democratic choice when so many new faces local and national need drawing to our attention. You show a bias in this site. Isn’t it about time you try to rectify it if you wish to turly be a free press representing the middle ground. If you don’t perhaps you should state, atheist bias at the top of the page!

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