Tunisia mired in state of emergency

Tunisia’s state of emergency must be extended: Sabbagh

By AFP

TUNIS (AFP) – The fragile security situation in Tunisia, where radical Islamists are blamed for a wave of violence in recent months, makes it necessary to extend the state of emergency, Defence Minister Rachid Sabbagh said on Friday.

http://www.modernghana.com/news/465583/1/tunisias-state-of-emergency-must-be-extended-sabba.html

Possible six months imprisonment for FEMEN Amina Tyler

Originally published May 24, 2013 at 10:30 AM | Page modified May 24, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Tunisian feminist faces 6 months in prison

By BOUAZZA BEN BOUAZZA
Associated Press

TUNIS, Tunisia —

Amina Tyler, the 19-year-old Tunisian woman who scandalized many in the country by posting topless photos of herself online as a protest, could face six months in prison for her latest arrest, her lawyer said Friday.

http://seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/2021049432_apmltunisiafeminist.html?syndication=rss

The Seattle Times

Jailed Salafist freed on bail

Tunisia Salafist gets bail

2013-05-22 22:10

Tunis – Ansar al-Sharia spokespeson Seifeddine Rais, detained in the Tunisian city of Kairouan at the weekend as police enforced a government ban on its annual congress, was released on bail on Wednesday, the Salafist group said.

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/Tunisia-Salafist-gets-bail-20130522

News24 News

Threats against the interim government of Tunisia

Al-Qaeda threatens Tunisia government

By Monia Ghanmi in Tunis for Magharebia – 23/05/2013

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) warned Tunisia’s interim government not to suppress or threaten Islamist group Ansar al-Sharia.

http://magharebia.com/en_GB/articles/awi/features/2013/05/23/feature-01

Temporary government Tunisia vows action after congress ban clash

Tunisia PM vows firm action after Islamist unrest

By AFP

TUNIS (AFP) – Tunisia’s Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh vowed firm action against Ansar al-Sharia, in remarks published Monday, after bloody clashes between police and members of the radical Salafist group.

http://www.modernghana.com/news/464750/1/tunisia-pm-vows-firm-action-after-islamist-unrest.html

The Clash between the Tunisian police and the Salafists

Tunisian police clash with Salafists over banning of annual congress

Security forces and hardline Islamists fought street battles in Tunis on Sunday, with one protester killed and 15 policemen wounded, after the authorities banned the Salafists from staging their annual congress.

3:10AM BST 20 May 2013

The confrontations infuriated moderate Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, who for the first time linked the Salafist Ansar al-Sharia group which is considered close to al-Qaeda to “terrorism”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/tunisia/10067827/Tunisian-police-clash-with-Salafists-over-banning-of-annual-congress.html