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Tunisian interior ministry threatens to use anti-terrorism law to deal with mass riots


Tunisia: The Tunisian Interior Ministry announced on Saturday in guard against involvement in riots and sabotages on the sidelines of the next derby between Esperance and Club Africain on Sunday in the championship group competitions of the Tunisian football league. The match will be played on Sunday at the Rades Stadium in the capital, in the presence of the Esperance fans of the home team, as part of the eighth round of the coronation group. in Tunisian league, amid fears of renewed unrest in the stands. Tunisian stadiums are witnessing an explosion of violence and frequent clashes between fans and security forces. And the Tunisian interior ministry said in a press release published on Saturday on its website web that there is news of the intention of some to commit riots and acts of vandalism, and that it will rigorously address every attempt in This picture in implementation of the law, and in order to preserve public and private property. “Such acts of sabotage can fall under the counter-terrorism law and the perpetrators can be subject to severe penalties,” she added. The anti-terrorism and money laundering law is in effective since 2015. Human rights organizations refuse to use it against freedom of expression or in cases not related to terrorist acts. Since 2018, the judiciary has been investigating one of the most famous cases of violence in stadiums, relating to the death of the young African fan, Omar Al-Obeidi, who drowned in a valley near the Rades Stadium after being chased by the security forces. Since 2011, the authorities have imposed restrictions on the number of fans allowed to attend stadiums for safety reasons. (Dpa)


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