Police Violence

On March 31, 2018, 19-year-old Omar Laabidi drowns after being chased by police officers. Several witnesses accused the officers of being responsible for his death and for pushing him to jump into the water. For years, his family has been waiting for justice. This case, which became emblematic, echoes many other cases of police violence, most of which have gone unpunished.
Police Violence
Number of deaths caused by police violence, since 2011
| 20 March 2022
Numerous Tunisians have lost their lives as a result of excessive police violence. Virtually none of these victims have had access to a fair trial. Instead, evidence and testimonies are lost in the intricate web of the judicial system. Most of these cases have yet to pass the preliminary research or investigation stage, reflecting a recurring pattern of impunity.
Police Violence
In Sidi Hassine, the death of a young man thrusts the issue of police violence back into the spotlight
| 25 June 2021 | 20 minutes
"We only know the city centre from photos. When we venture into Habib Bourguiba Avenue, we are confronted by law enforcement." While the police defend themselves against accusations of violations and abusive violence following the death of Ahmed Ben Amara, the residents of Sidi Hassine discuss the invasive presence and persecution of the police. In this inflamed neighbourhood, Inkyfada spent several days and nights collecting dozens of testimonies on what was and is still going on.
Police Violence
In numbers. Arbitrary arrests and violence... A month of repressed demonstrations
| 03 March 2021 | 10 minutes
Countless demonstrations have been taking place throughout the country since January 14, 2021. According to official sources, nearly 1,000 people have been arrested during these demonstrations in less than a month. Inkyfada takes a look at the repression methods and human rights violations directed towards the protesters. Many of them, including minors, recount beatings, assaults and intimidation methods during arrests.