Abdallah Zouari’s internal exile extended by 26 months

first_imgNews June 6, 2007 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Abdallah Zouari’s internal exile extended by 26 months News to go further Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders today voiced dismay at Tunisian government methods of gagging all those who once dared to oppose it, as journalist Abdallah Zouari continued to pay a high price for his former work with al Fajr, the official organ of the Islamist movement Ennahda. As Zouari reached the 5 June 2007 date which should have ended his internal exile, he had an extra 26 months added to his banishment, without any justification.He was unable to obtain any explanation from the police chief in Zarzis, 500 kms from the capital where he is under close surveillance, while his wife and five children live in Tunis where he was arrested. The police chief simply told him that his orders came “from above”.After serving 11 years in prison for “membership of an illegal organisation, Zuari was freed on 6 June 2002. He was again arrested and then sentenced, in October 2003, to 13 months in prison. He has lived in internal exile in Zarzis since his release in September 2004.“His nearly 12 years in prison, to which was added five years of administrative control, has not been enough to dampen the zeal of the Tunisian authorities who continue to hound this journalist,” the worldwide press freedom organisation said.“We call for an end to his forced exile hundreds of kilometres from his family home,” it said. RSF_en November 11, 2020 Find out more December 26, 2019 Find out more Follow the news on Tunisia Help by sharing this information center_img November 12, 2019 Find out more Organisation TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa TunisiaMiddle East – North Africa Eleven organizations from civil society create the Forum on Information & Democracy, a structural response to information disorder News News Tunisia : RSF asks Tunisian president’s office to respect journalists Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics”last_img

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