Wave of arrests: opposition behind bars

In this episode, our guests discuss the recent political arrests in Tunisia and their impact on the rule of law in the country. For weeks, many political figures, journalists, and activists have been arrested and imprisoned, facing serious charges of plotting against the security of the state.
25 April 2023
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Dans cet épisode, nos invité·es discutent des récentes arrestations politiques en Tunisie et leur impact sur l'Etat de droit dans le pays. Depuis des semaines, de nombreuses personnalités politiques, journalistes et militant·es ont été arrêté·es et emprisonné·es, faisant face à des accusations graves de complot contre la sûreté de l'Etat.
في هذه الحلقة، يناقش ضيوفنا وضيفاتنا الاعتقالات السياسية الأخيرة في تونس وتأثيرها على دولة القانون في البلاد. منذ عدة أسابيع، تم اعتقال العديد من الشخصيات السياسية والصحفيين والناشطين، ووجهت لهم اتهامات خطيرة بالتآمر على أمن الدولة.
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Inkyfada Podcast
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Oussema Gaidi
Marwen Ben Mustapha

In the case commonly known now as the "case of the 17", which has involved many political figures, journalists, and activists since February 2023, the accused face sentences of up to the death penalty. However, at present, the files are based on empty evidence and unconvincing testimonies from informants, while they are accused of plotting against State Security.

More recently, on Monday April 17, the leader of Ennahdha movement, Rached Ghannouchi, was arrested at his home and taken for questioning, without allowing his lawyers to be present.

During this episode, our guests analyze the current political situation and its impact on the rule of law in the country. They examine the accusations against the people involved and the implications for the Tunisian judicial system. They particularly focus on the dysfunction of justice and the pressure exerted by President Kais Saied on the judicial power - which has been transformed into a function - to make it a tool for repression.


Fida Hammami, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

Ahmed Souab, activist and retired administrative judge

Malek Khadhraoui, Publication Director - inkyfada

Moderator : Emna Chebaane, Editorial Director of inkyfada

To read inkyfada's latest investigation:  "Conspiracy Against State Security": Empty Files to Eliminate Opposition

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