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Tunisian President Dismisses 57 Judges

Tunisian President Dismisses 57 Judges

Tunisian President Kais Saied has sacked 57 judges, accusing them of corruption and protecting terrorists.

In a television address, he said he had given the judiciary multiple opportunities and warnings to “purify” itself.

Hours later, the official gazette published a decree announcing the dismissals.

Among the sackings announced in the government’s official gazette was Youssef Bouzaker, the former head of the Supreme Judicial Council.

Another prominent casualty of the purge was Bachir Akremi.

Some political activists say the judge is too close to the Ennahda party and accuse him of stopping cases against it.

Ennahda has been the most powerful party in Tunisia since the 2011 revolution that led to the ousting of its long-time president, playing a role in backing successive coalition governments.

However, it lost support as the economy stagnated and public services declined.

Ennahda and Akremi both deny the allegations.

President Saied replaced the council earlier this year – part of his efforts to consolidate his position after he seized power last July.

He has already dismissed Tunisia’s elected parliament and set aside the constitution.

Mr Saied has promised a referendum on a new constitution next month.

Opposition parties and the main trade union umbrella have rejected the move.

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8 Comments

Asalif 1 month ago

comment reserved if we had Tunisians on this platform they would have commented they are the ones who knows what is happening in their country @ Blue tell us hanzii kuTweeter


Tunis 1 month ago

iye president wacho achadzingwa basa chte haasi kutoita zvinhu chaizvo lets see


Tateguru 1 month ago

Yowe! Ichiri corruption here pa57 judges?
Ummmmm small rat smelling apa


JudyShari 1 month ago

We are here to stay.Just like the Apartheid judges who are still running the show in RSA. Ask the ANC how many Apartheid judges they dismissed since taking power. It shall not happen!


cute 1 month ago

mukomana achingopinda 2023 ndozvatikuda kuita muzimbabwe nekudzinga machina munomu muzimbabwe nekuita reverse masour deals aiitwa munomu


Blue💙 1 month ago

Ya but uri right futi hako, CCC ikangopinda then todzinga ma China nembavhadzose dzeku policy, zec, zacc, army, zimra ne NSSA.

Blue 💙 1 month ago

Keep on dreaming

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Imwe Mbeu 1 month ago

WOW!



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