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Migrants and Refugees

Tunisia

LATEST UPDATES

25/04/2024 – 15/05/2024

  • On May 14, 2024, the EU’s diplomatic service expressed in a press release its “concern” about the Tunisian authorities’ failure to respect the fundamental rights and freedoms of CSOs in recent weeks.
  • On May 11, 2024, France24 broadcast live images of the arrest of lawyer and TV commentator Sonia Dahmani. The latter had spoken of the repression suffered by the migrant community in Tunisia.
  • On May 07, 2024, Saadia Mosbah, a black Tunisian activist against racism, was arrested by the police. Like her, other representatives and leaders of associations and activists for the defense of the rights of migrants and refugees have been arrested on charges as unfounded as “conspiracy to protect the security of the state” or “money laundering”.
  • On May 03, 2024, while protesting in front of the UNHCR headquarters in Tunis, 500 black migrants, including families, were violently deported by the police to the Algerian and Libyan border. Left to fend for themselves without food or water, these people are the targets of state racism and eminently populist and reactionary politics.
  • On May 03, 2024, a few days after the visit of far-right Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to Tunisia, several deportation operations of asylum seekers took place in Tunis. Kais Saied’s government is leading an offensive against sub-Saharan communities through mass deportation measures.
  • On April 24, 2024, on the coast of Djerba, the Tunisian coast guard found the bodies of a dozen migrants presumed to be from sub-Saharan Africa.

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