Latest posts by Afef Abrougui from June, 2011
Tunisian protesters took to the streets yesterday calling for the immediate release of Samir Feriani, who has been in custody since May 29, 2011, for openly criticising the Interior Ministry. Human Rights Watch and Anonymous both addressed the Tunisian authorities and asked them to free him.
Samir Feriani, a senior official in the Interior Ministry, was forcibly arrested by the police and taken into a military barracks in Tunisia on May 29. Days earlier, he had published in “Al-Khabeer” magazine two letters addressed to the Tunisian people, in which he criticized the recruitment policy of the ministry.
Tunisians are due to elect a national constituent assembly on July 24. Recently, however, news started to spread about postponing the elections to October 16. Tunisian bloggers did not welcome the news and some of them have even called for fresh protests.