The People’s Assembly begins its second session on October 2, 2021
The Official Gazette published, in Issue 38, Presidential Decision No. 418 of 2021, regarding calling the House of Representatives to convene to open the second ordinary session of the second legislative term. The first article of the published decision included, “The House of Representatives is called to convene at eleven o’clock on the morning of the day. Saturday 25 “Safar”, 1443 AH, corresponding to October 2, 2021 AD, to open the second regular session of the second legislative term.
A state of controversy after the tax authority asked electronic content makers in Egypt to open a tax file and disclose their profits
A state of controversy and confusion prevailed among the electronic content makers in Egypt after the tax authority issued a statement asking them to open a tax file and disclose their profits. Content makers split between proponents and opponents as per the nature of this law and what they should do. Proponents welcomed it as a step that will reduce “the poor quality of the content offered on digital platforms in Egypt,” while opponents saw it as “an undeserved demand that will increase the burdens of the unemployed who find an opportunity to support their families through e-commerce. or provide entertainment content”.
The Egyptian Tax Authority had published a statement calling on makers of visual and written content (bloggers and YouTubers) to go to the nearest office to open a tax file and register with the value-added mission, if their revenues amounted to 500 thousand pounds (about 32 thousand dollars) within 12 months from the date of practicing the electronic activity.
Implementation of the amendments to the Irrigation and Water Resources Law on encroachments on waterways has begun
President of the Republic Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, issued directives to protect the Nile and waterways from any encroachments on agricultural lands, canals and bridges of the Nile. In the recent amendments approved by the House of Representatives several months ago, the penalties for trespassing on waterways, canals, and bridges of the Nile River, where a chapter was devoted to penalties and the law stipulated in its articles from Article 119 to Article 132 imprisonment and a fine.
The law also stipulated the application of the penalty of imprisonment and a fine on one of these two penalties for violations of rice cultivation and crops with high water needs, penalties for establishing water intakes on waterways without a license, limiting the establishment of fish farms and cages in the course of the Nile River and its branches and digging wells for groundwater or discharge of wastewater without a license from the Ministry.
A recourse before the administrative judiciary against the decision of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers to warn workers not to sue any government agency
Human rights lawyer Nasser Amin, a member of the National Council for Human Rights, said that he will appeal the decision issued by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, which came in a periodic letter to the Secretary-General of the Council, Major General Atef Abdel Fattah, calling on all ministers to warn their workers not to file lawsuits against them, and any government agency. The decision refers to the punishment of those who do so, as well as settling disputes between government agencies through committees in the Ministry of Justice without resorting to judicial authorities. to its immediate abolition before the Administrative Court as a deviation in a way that violates the constitution and the law, as he described it.
The consideration of Amal’s case was postponed to October 6, and the Supreme Administrative Court accepted the appeal of the Egyptian initiative and canceled the negative decision to refuse to allow the blogger Ahmed Harkan to travel
The South Cairo Court decided to adjourn the hearing of Ziad Al-Alimi, Hisham Fouad and Hossam Moanes, who are accused of spreading false news in the case known in the media as the Hope Cell, to the next October 6 session relative to the prosecution and defense pleading in the case of the trial of Ziad Al-Alimi, Hisham Fouad, Hossam Mounes, Hossam Nasser and Mohamed Bahnasy, on charges of deliberately spreading false news, statements and rumors inside and outside the country, in the South Cairo Court.
The Supreme Administrative Court also decided on September 26, 2021 to accept the appeal restricted to No. 7239 of judicial year 67, which was submitted by the lawyer of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights against the Minister of Interior, and the Director of the Travel and Immigration Authority. The court decided to cancel the negative decision issued by the Travel and Immigration Authority of the Ministry of Interior by refraining from allowing Ahmed Harkan, a blogger and activist, to travel outside the country and exercise his right to freedom of movement. The Administrative Court, in the early stages of the litigation, had rejected the appeal submitted by the lawyer of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights in the same case, which is registered under No. 16832-74, in its session on September 5, 2020.
The release of the six residents of Nazlet al-Samman who are being held in pre-trial detention, and the arrest of Universal Company workers from their homes
The counselling room of the Giza Court of First Instance decided to release the six residents of Nazlat al-Samman who are being held in pre-trial detention, on bail of 5,000 pounds each, pending investigation in Case No. 14259-2021 (administrative of Al-Haram) right after the Court of Appeal admitted the recourse they sought over their incarceration. The security forces arrested them this month, after they participated in a protest sit-in to demand knowledge of the fate of their homes, against the backdrop of the Giza governorate starting a campaign to remove homes in the Sin Al-Agouz area, located in Nazlet Al-Samman, at the end of last August, as part of a development plan for the area near the Giza pyramids, before the Haram Prosecution decided to imprison them. In precaution, face charges of protesting without a license, assembly, and bullying.
On the other hand, the security forces arrested three workers of the Universal Company from their homes, due to their strike, which lasted about ten days, two months ago. They rejected the proposal of the Chairman of the Board of Directors during negotiations with their representatives to pay half the wages of one month in return for breaking the strike and negotiating later on a timetable for disbursing the rest of the dues.
Amnesty International: Egyptian authorities are abusing counter-terrorism laws to arbitrarily detain a prominent businessman and his son
The Egyptian authorities are misusing counter-terrorism laws to arbitrarily detain a prominent businessman and his son, in conditions amounting to torture, in retaliation for their refusal to hand over their company’s assets. The founder of “Juhayna”, the largest dairy and juice company in Egypt, who owns most of its shares and was its CEO, has been held in prolonged solitary prison since his arbitrary arrest 10 months ago. His son Seif, 40, was arrested two months later, in February 2021. He is also still being held in solitary confinement in conditions amounting to torture. Before the arrest of the businessman and his son, Egyptian security officials had asked them to give up the assets of Juhayna.
The Ethiopian Embassy closes its doors for a period of up to 6 months due to economic and financial conditions
The Ethiopian ambassador to Egypt, Markos Takle, announced his country’s intention to close its embassy in Egypt starting from next October, for reasons related to the economic situation in his country, and that it was decided to suspend the embassy’s work in Cairo for financial and economic reasons and to reduce the costs of managing the embassy, explaining that the period of closing the embassy will extend between 3 and 6 months. He also clarified that the closure of the Ethiopian embassy in Cairo is not related to the Renaissance Dam crisis, adding that it is the commissioner of the embassy who will manage it and take care of Ethiopian interests in Cairo during the period of suspension of the embassy’s work in the embassies in about 30 countries. But, Addis Ababa did not cut diplomatic relations with any of these countries.
The Defense Front of Abbasiya Mental Health Hospital accuses the administration of deliberately delaying maintenance work
The Defense Front of Abbasiya Mental Health Hospital said that the hospital administration has stopped providing some of its services, since the beginning of this month, and also closed a number of departments after evacuating patients, claiming that they need maintenance, while no maintenance work has started so far. The front considered that this delay was deliberate by the administration in order to implement the plan to transfer Abbasiya Hospital to Badr City.
The Prime Minister directed all ministers to issue a regulatory decision after allowing workers to enter government headquarters provided that they’ve been vaccinated or on a negative PCR analysis every 3 days. According to a periodic book issued by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, and directed to all ministers asking them to issue a regulatory decision not to allow workers to enter government headquarters starting from a specific date and no later than after two months.
The Ministry of Health announced that the total number of Coronavirus infections has reached 303,045 cases in Egypt including 255,658 that have been cured, and 17,263 deceased.
I Watch is suing the person in charge of running the Ministry of the Interior
I Watch filed a request before the Administrative Court to suspend the implementation of the decision of the person in charge of running the Ministry of Interior, Ridha Gharslaoui, related to the closure of the headquarters of the National Anti-Corruption Authority until the end of the state of emergency, as part of the appeal to cancel this decision on the grounds of abuse of power. Closing the authority’s headquarters leads to compromising the rights of whistle-blowers and those who reported corruption by continuing to harass and bother them in order to point out and report abuses in the public and private sectors, while it is a duty upon the state to protect whistle-blowers in accordance with organic Law No. 10 of 2017 which is now “suspended” due to disruption to its activity.
The organization confirmed that it had registered, contrary to what was approved by Presidential Decree No. 108 of 2021, that the person in charge of administrative and financial affairs in the authority undertakes the interim actions required to ensure the normal course of the offices of the authority. The closure of the headquarters continues without the presence of any normal operation, which is considered a disruption of the functioning of the public facility striking In depth, the purpose of Article 80 of the Constitution which is to ensure the return to the normal functioning of the state’s wheels, and that the failure of the person in charge of running the Ministry of the Interior to declare his gains and interests, after becoming a minister, puts him in a direct state breach of his duties in the ministry, in contrast to the legal formulas, given that this is conditioned by article 31 of Law No. 46 of 2018. This can also lead to a general abstention from the rest of the relative officials.
National and international organizations condemn Kais Saied’s seizure of power
National and international organizations condemned the decisions taken unilaterally by the President of the Republic, Kais Saied, and his seizure of power in the absence of any form of guarantees, stressing their firm adherence to democratic principles, expressing its fear of harming human rights as a result of the unlimited seizure of powers, and that international human rights law allows, under strict conditions, the adoption of exceptional powers, but these exceptions remain temporary and strictly subject to the principles of legality, necessity and proportionality, and require the existence of “Strict judicial oversight.”
The organizations highlighted that the transitional provisions grant the President of the Republic exclusively the power to legislate in all areas of organic laws, whether those related to regulating the course of justice and the judiciary, organizing the media, the press and publishing, organizing political parties, trade unions, associations, organizations, and professional sectors and their financing, in addition to organizing the internal security forces and the customs. The Law on Elections, Freedoms, Human Rights, Personal Status, Local Authority, and the Basic Law of May State prostitute are also included.
Forensic report confirms the death of Abdel Salam Zayan for not receiving insulin doses
On June 4, 2021, the supplementary report of the results of the biological and microscopic analysis was issued regarding the samples taken from the body of the young Abdeslam Zayan, who died in the detention centre in Sfax. The deceased had chronic diabetes, and his family accused the security agents of depriving him of insulin injections, which caused his death. The report proved that the complications that led to the death were the result of Abdel Salam Zayan not receiving insulin for about two consecutive days in detention. The report stressed that “it was not possible to avoid the situation by obtaining a single dose at the end of the second day in the civil prison, as his condition required an injection”. The results of the toxicological analysis of samples taken from the dead body, according to the forensic report, revealed “there was no case of poisoning with the substances that were searched for in the samples taken,” which negates the hypothesis of poisoning.
On her part, Abdel Salam Zayan’s mother demanded, after the issuance of the final result of the report and the confirmation of her son’s death due to deprivation of medication, negligence, and ill-treatment, to reveal all those involved in his death starting from the person who ordered his arrest without a specific reason (who did not commit a crime) .. up to the judge who ordered his Imprisonment two days later, despite his deteriorating health.
Airport Incident: incarceration warrant Against Seifeddin Makhlouf
The first investigative judge of the Permanent Military Court of Tunis issued a prison deposit card against the suspended deputy, Seifeddin Makhlouf, in connection with the case related to the storming of Tunis-Carthage International Airport against Seifeddin Makhlouf, in order to enable him to appear before him on Monday, September 27, 2021, in order to be questioned in the investigative case related to the storming of Tunis-Carthage International Airport. He decided to postpone his interrogation, while keeping him in a state of release, until the “interrogation.” It should also be noted that the deputy, whose membership has been frozen, is being held in Mornaguia prison pending a second investigative case related to “insulting the judiciary.”
The League for the Defence of Human Rights “is committed” to setting a time limit for the state of exception
The Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights expressed its adherence to the necessity of “setting a time limit for exiting the state of exception and accelerating the return to democracy through the mechanisms of democracy, in a participatory method, after clarification of the President of the Republic’s intentions to introduce amendments to the constitution that mainly concern the political system, through the referendum mechanism and without a time limit on procedures”. It also called for a “reconsideration of Decree N° 117, by establishing new mechanisms for an independent body that enjoys oversight and opens possibilities for appealing actions that may affect rights and liberties especially in a general context that lacks sightliest regulatory tool and the possibility of Appeal.
After a judge was banned from traveling: The Administrative Court stopped implementing the decision
The first president of the Administrative Court issued a decision to suspend the implementation of the decision of the person in charge of running the Ministry of the Interior to prevent a judge from traveling outside the country, knowing that the appealing judge is carrying out her work in one of the courts in the state of Nabeul.
Political controversy after Kais Saied announced Presidential Decree No. 117 of 2021
Following the President’s announcement on Wednesday evening, September 22, of the presidential Decree No. 117 of 2021 related to exceptional measures, and resuming all powers, the controversy differed politically around him, after the strong rejection of to it by civil society.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the People’s Movement, Zuhair Maghzawi, said that the exceptional measures taken by the President of the Republic, which are included in Presidential Decree No. 117 of 2021, are “important political reforms that were demanded by various political elites and even some of the President’s opponents.”
Maghzawi noted that the chapter dedicated to the political regime in the constitution is a danger to the state and has led to the dismantling of its unity and disruption of its wheels. He stressed that the amendments that will affect this section must be in a participatory manner with national forces and organizations, calling on the President of the Republic to set the deadlines for this exceptional period, especially the dates of the upcoming electoral stations.
Six parties that support the resolutions of July 25, 2021, namely the “Tunis Forward Movement”, the “People’s Movement”, the “People’s Current”, the “Coalition Party for Tunisia”, the “Baath Movement” and the “National Democratic Socialist Party”, confirmed that the extraordinary, measures issued on Wednesday, in the Official Gazette, are an important step towards rooting the option of cutting with the decade of ruin, destruction, corruption, and with the choices of governments that were only a front for the rule of the mafia “barons” led by the Ennahdha movement and its allies.
On the other hand, Democratic Current MP Nouman Elleuch said in a Facebook post that the president overturned the constitution, and that the date of September 22 was a very bad date for Tunisia and Tunisians.
The Ennahdha movement also expressed its rejection of the recent decisions of the President of the Republic, Kais Saied, after he issued a presidential order that included exceptional measures to manage the executive and legislative authorities, and that it “strongly rejects the perpetuation of the exceptional situation and Kais Saied’s grouping of all executive, legislative and judicial powers, and his use of it to impose unconstitutional options and procedures that abolish political and oversight institutions including Parliament and the temporary body to monitor the constitutionality of laws and the Anti-Corruption Commission, and suspends the work of the rest of the constitutional institutions or puts their hands on them.” It added that this is a coup on democratic legitimacy and the principles and values of the Tunisian revolution, and the movement warned that this unilateral approach of the president will not succeed in solving the economic and social problems experienced by the country, but will deepen these dilemmas at home and will perpetuate a devastating international isolation for the country’s economy and its radiant image abroad as a democratic model.
The Labour Union warns of the dangers of pooling power in the hands of the head of state
The National Executive Office of the Tunisian General Labour Union confirmed its adherence to what was included in the union’s statements after July 25, considering what happened as a historic opportunity to break with a decade that was dominated by failure and stumbling and dominated by chaos and corruption and terrorism spread, expressing its rejection of the attempt to adopt the failure of this decade as a pretext for bartering between freedom monopolizing power, and renewed the demand to speed up the formation of a government with full powers capable of confronting the complications of a situation exacerbated by the exceptional situation, a government that establishes the continuity of the state in implementing its pledges, commitments and agreements with social parties, and alerted of the dangers of accumulating powers in the hands of the head of state in the absence of constitutional amendment structures considering the constitution as a starting point and a main reference, awaiting a conscious referendum on its amendment that would be the product of a broad dialogue. It also called for reforms not to be limited to formalities and to restructuring the political and electoral system only, but should include all systems that have been weakened and systematically destroyed over decades.
Those who reject the coup demonstrate against Kais Saied
On the morning of Sunday, September 26, 2021, thousands of protesters staged a protest in front of the municipal theatre in the capital, amid strict security measures, denouncing the presidential procedures of July 25 and the presidential Decree of September 22. The protesters demanded that the 2014 Constitution be respected and preserved. They raised slogans against President Kais Saied, and others denouncing the coup against the 2014 constitution, as well as their demand to dismiss the President of the Republic from his post. It is also worth noting that the Tunisian security forces disrupted and impounded traffic coming from various Tunisian cities from crossing into the capital at the entrance The capital in Mornag, before and during the time of the demonstration.
The first female Prime Minister in the history of Tunisia .. Who is she?
After two months of the exceptional measures announced by the President of the Republic, on Wednesday, September 29, 2021, Najlaa Bouden was appointed as Chief of Government of Tunisia. She is originally from Kairouan, a college Professor at the National School of Engineers in Tunis, specializing in geoscience, she is currently positioned as in charge of implementing the World Bank’s programs at the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. She was also appointed as a quality supervisor at the ministry in 2011 and ran the objectives management at the same ministry too. She was part of the team of ex-minister Chiheb Bouden 2015. Najla Boden is the first woman to hold the position of prime minister in the history of Tunisia and the Arab world.
Tunisian parties sign a statement calling for “resisting the imminent danger to the state and democracy”
The Democratic Current, Ettakatol, Afaq Tounes and the Republican Party announced – in a joint statement – on Thursday, September 23, 2021, the start of coordination between them and the rest of the democratic parties and national organizations; with the aim of forming a “civil political front” to counter the coup against the constitution.
The four parties considered that President Saied has “lost his legitimacy by derivating from the constitution, and that everything built on this basis is invalid, and does not represent the Tunisian state and its people”, bearing him all the possible repercussions of his step.
It stressed that the presidential Decree is a violation of legitimacy, a coup against the constitution, which the President of the Republic swore to protect, and that it pushes the country towards the unknown.
Four other parties (the Republican People’s Union, Tunisia’s Movement of Will, Wafaa Movement and Popular Will) announced the establishment of the “Democratic Front” to confront what was described as the president’s coup against the democratic path and his suspension of the constitution.
These parties considered – in a joint statement – that the president had perjured the constitutional oath, disrupted the constitution, broke the law, and adopted a violent rhetoric that threatens civil peace, and has lost legitimacy, calling for his removal.
These parties urged their supporters and all living forces to come out to demonstrate peacefully and within the framework of the law “to oppose the coup and overthrow its engineers, and put them on trial for what they have done against the country and the people.”
Supporters of the president burn the country’s constitution
On Saturday, September 26, 2021, a number of supporters of Tunisian President Kais Saied burned a copy of the country’s constitution, calling for the abolition of what they called the “Renaissance Constitution” and the establishment of a new constitution. The Public Prosecution opened an investigation to find out the circumstances of the incident.
This comes after Saied’s decision, last Wednesday, to abolish the constitutionality of laws monitoring body, and issue legislation by presidential decrees, assuming the executive authority with the help of a government, which observers and political parties considered a “coup against the constitution.”
Bloggers and activists circulated photos and videos on social networking sites showing a group deliberately burning the Tunisian constitution in front of the Municipal Theater on Habib Bourguiba Street.
In light of international movements, the file of mercenaries and foreign fighters moved from the stage of “non-cooperation” to talking about a simultaneous withdrawal
The Italian Foreign Ministry stated this week that the international meeting on Libya, which was organized on the sidelines of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, witnessed the affirmation of the exit of all foreign combat forces and mercenaries from the country without delay, in order to achieve unified security conditions in the country. In this context, the President of the Presidential Council, Mohamed El Manfi, met with the German ambassador to Libya, and reviewed with him the latest developments related to the presidential and parliamentary elections, electoral laws, the expulsion of mercenaries and foreign forces from Libya, and the file of national reconciliation. The German ambassador praised the results of the “Libyan Peace Process” meeting. The Foreign Ministers of a number of friendly countries, which was held in New York in the presence of Muhammad Al-Manfi, stressed the need for continued coordination and consultation in order to reach complete solutions to the situation in Libya, and Germany assumed the mediation role.
The Libyan Presidential Council spokeswoman, Najwa Wahiba, also confirmed that there are many proposals regarding the withdrawal of mercenaries and foreign fighters from the country and that there are many proposals that were put forward. But, despite that there is no specific proposal that was agreed upon, because this matter requires international cooperation and supervision, and she referred to the activation of the joint security agreement with Sudan, Niger and Chad last month, as a step that enables dealing with a group of The groups and factions present in Libya, including the Chadian opposition.
Ankara goes beyond the will of the international community in Libya
Ankara continues its violations of international resolutions banning the supply of arms to Libya and its transgression of the will of the international community that crystallized in the outcomes of the first and second Berlin conferences, which called for strengthening the monitoring of the arms embargo, the demobilization and disarmament of militias and the imposition of sanctions on the party that violates the armistice. The moral guidance in the Libyan army director, Khaled Mahjoub, unveiled Turkey pushing the leaders of terrorist organizations to attack the liberated areas, and sponsoring the meetings of the emirs of ISIS and the “grey wolves” who are classified as terrorist groups. That is despite the Libyan army’s commitment to its international obligations and the ceasefire decision emanating from the Cairo Declaration. The militias loyal to Turkey and mercenaries loyal to Syrians are still mobilizing their forces to attack the positions of the Libyan army west of Sirte and Al-Jufra. Besides, the Libyan National Army has repeatedly warned ships and planes against approaching the Libyan borders without prior coordination with the competent authorities.
Is it possible to achieve stability in Libya by passing through the US House of Representatives?
The US House of Representatives approved a bill that provides Washington with the possibility of punishing foreign parties that support factions and terrorist groups in Libya in the event of the collapse of the interim government and the ceasefire. The bill was submitted by Democratic lawmakers, Ted Deutsch, and Republican Joe Wilson, and the bill which came under the name of “stabilizing Libya”, won with a large majority, as 386 deputies approved it and only 35 rejected it. Sanctions on any foreign person in case of support or engagement in activity with a foreign person working for Russia in Libya in the military field, and also provides for a request from the US President to sanction those who commit acts that threaten the peace and stability of Libya, or are responsible or complicit in human rights violations in Libya , or stole the assets of the Libyan state or its natural resources.
The draft law gives the US President the possibility of postponing the sanctions in the event that the parties to the conflict in Libya agree to a sustainable ceasefire and prove their good faith in reaching a political solution that is permanent in Libya.
Amnesty International has confirmed its support for the Libya Stability Law approved by the US House of Representatives, calling on the Senate to expedite the issuance of the accompanying law, to address the root causes of the conflict, and work to end foreign interference in Libya.
The US administration is developing its relationship with the Libyan government at the military level
Libyan Prime Minister Abdel Hamid al-Dabaiba met with the commander of the US military command in Africa, General Stephen Townsend, in Tripoli, where they discussed the developments in the security situation in Libya. Richard Norland touched on how to make the elections scheduled for December 24 an important step towards long-term stability in Libya under an elected national government and regional stability without foreign interference. The United States is responsible for military operations and military relations with 53 African countries except Egypt
The frequency of kidnappings of migrants in Bani Walid and the Egyptians became good bait to bring in thousands of dollars
Through harsh scenes, a Somali citizen appeared in a video clip, passing his sword over the necks of a group of immigrants who had kidnapped them from different regions in Libya and stacked them in a secret hideout, most of whom were Egyptians; In order to enter terror into the hearts of their families, so they hasten to pay a financial ransom for their release, in one of the human trafficking crimes that the security services in Libya are combating.
Qidi, who leads an organized network working to organize illegal immigration, has been taking his victims from immigrants and deceiving them under the pretext of his ability to help them immigrate to Europe, but they always end up imprisoning them in secret hideouts, where they are tortured on a daily basis, and videos are sent to their families with the intention of extorting them financially to release them. Investigations also indicated that the Somali Qidi leads a human trafficking network, deliberately killing dozens of migrants in order to traffic in their organs, sexually assaulting a number of migrant women at gunpoint, and subjecting migrants to cruel treatment to force their families to pay sums of money in return of their release.
Several Egyptian families say that they were asked to send large sums of money to the accounts of people in Libya in order for their kidnapped sons to be released there, and 5 families in the Manfalut region in the governorate of Assiut, southern Egypt, that each of them paid a gang of human traffickers in the city of Bani Walid (northwest Libya) a ransom of $ 7,000 to release 5 workers kidnapped there.
The crimes of kidnapping irregular migrants are the most famous in several regions in Libya, but in Bani Walid it is occurring at an accelerating pace, as revealed by the latest raids launched by the 444th Brigade active in the city.
As it succeeded in liberating 8 Egyptians who were being held in one of the dens of the human trafficking gangs, and this was not the only operation in which the dens of the human trafficking mafia were raided. However, the most catching fact is how often Egyptians are targeted. A security source notes that “their relatives are well capable of arranging to gather the necessary money and quickly send it to Libya.”
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya expresses its concern for the safety of the kidnapped head of the National Youth League, Imad Al-Harati
The United Nations Support Mission in Libya expressed its concern about the safety of Imad Al-Harati, head of the National Youth League, who was kidnapped a few days ago in Libya. The elections will be held on December 24, and his fate is still unknown. The mission stressed that the right to freedom of expression and assembly is fundamental and protected under national and international law, calling for the immediate release of Al-Harati and a prompt and comprehensive investigation into the case of his kidnapping. The National League for Youth Support, announced on its Facebook page announced the establishment of a stand to demand the parliamentary and presidential elections on the scheduled date, December 24, in front of the High Elections Commission.
The deportation of 76 Tunisians detained in irregular migration centers in Tripoli
In another context, the Tunisian embassy in Tripoli announced the completion of all arrangements required to deport 76 Tunisians, who were detained in irregular immigration centers in Tripoli. The embassy said in a statement, that this is the last batch of Tunisian citizens, who were arrested during the last period by the Libyan security, due to participation in irregular immigration operations. It explained that the 76 Tunisian youths were awaiting their return through the border port of Ras Ijdir, while the mission’s interests took over to secure their transfer to the port in cooperation with the relevant Tunisian and Libyan authorities. The Tunisian Consulate renewed its thanks and gratitude to the various Libyan authorities and agencies, on its good cooperation and enabling its interests to carry out its work in the best possible circumstances, referring to the irregular migration agency and the rest of the Ministry of Interior’s agencies, and the Consular Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in the State of Libya.