[IRP] Slim Amamou (and other bloggers) arrested in Tunisia
Fri Jan 7 17:27:40 EET 2011
You've probably heard about the situation in Tunisia, with street
demonstrations, strikes and other actions following events in the
city of Sidi Bouzid since mid-December, when a young unemployed men
selling goods in the streets immolate himself after the police seized
his goods. He recently died. These protests and of course this
desperate act, are a consequence of corruption and very high level of
unemployment, especially for young people including highly educated
people, in the country.
The Tunisian authorities exercizes severe repression against
protesters, and has intensified the censorship of the press and any
independent reporting and the targetting of any dissenting voice. In
particular, Slim Amamou - who recently participated to our
discussions on the IRP list, that's why I'm especially mentioning
him - and other bloggers have been arrested, and there are no news
about their situation, except that Slim was detained at the ministry
of Interior headquarters.
Information in English may be found at: http://
+readwriteweb-france+%28ReadWriteWeb+France%29 (the latter article is
in French, but there are some comments in English at the bottom of
There is also an audio interview in English, including an interview
of Slim - of course before his arrest - at: http://media.theworld.org/
audio/010620118.mp3 (interview by Clark Boyd,BBC correspondent in
Brussels,published on 6 January).
Wanted to let you know...
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