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International Jurists Union to send delegation to Tunisia

Habib Burgiba street remains silent after Tunisian President Kais Saied announced late Sunday that he has fully assumed executive authority in addition to suspending parliament in Tunis, Tunisia on 27 July 2021. [Arif Hüdaverdi Yaman - Anadolu Agency]
Habib Burgiba street remains silent after Tunisian President Kais Saied announced late Sunday that he has fully assumed executive authority in addition to suspending parliament in Tunis, Tunisia on 27 July 2021. [Arif Hüdaverdi Yaman - Anadolu Agency]

The International Jurists Union (IJU) has announced that it will send an official delegation to Tunisia this week for three days, during which it will meet with several activists in the field of freedom and human rights to determine the situation in Tunisia.

Anouar Gharbi, a member of the IJU delegation, told MEMO that the delegation would be headed by the Secretary-General of IJU Necati Ceylan and Deputy Professor Dr Refik Korkusuz. The delegation will also include the head of the Turkish Bars Association and a number of IJU members.

Gharbi stated that the delegation had made contact with a number of parties concerned with the changes implemented since last Sunday and that they welcome the reception of the delegation, considering it an important step to support the democratic transition in Tunisia.

Gharbi indicated that the IJU insisted on witnessing the difficult developments that Tunisia is experiencing, as well as the healthcare challenges and the unfair conditions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.

The IJU, headquartered in Istanbul, Turkey, is an international legal union consisting of international jurists concerned with issues related to rights and freedoms.

The IJU comprises jurists from 35 countries and publishes independent reports on human rights violations around the world.

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