Tunisian Lawyers Call on Saeid to End Exceptional Measures
The National Bar Council announces its refusal to refer lawyers and civilians to military courts while tensions rise due to the US embassy's meddling.
Tunisian lawyers called on President Kais Saeid to take the required steps to end the exceptional measures in place, without external interference.
The National Bar Council announced its refusal to refer lawyers and civilians to the military judiciary, indicating that it contradicts the conditions of a fair trial.
The Tunisian capital witnessed a number of demonstrations on Sunday. Supporters of the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) took to the streets in the Tunisian capital. The demonstration protested the visit of a US Congress delegation and the invitation of the US embassy in Tunisia to organize a meeting between its representatives and a number of Tunisian MPs.
Yesterday, the US Congress delegation completed its meeting with representatives of the "Ennahda", "Heart of Tunisia", "Long live Tunisia" and "National Bloc" parliamentary blocs at the home of the ambassador, amid the boycott of the UGTT and other parties who openly rejected the ambassador's invitation.
On the other hand, Saeid maintained his stance against parties he accused of stealing Tunisian's money and bankrupting the country, emphasizing his commitment to respecting liberties and refusing to break the law.