Freedom for Ghassen Ben Khelifa, unjustly detained Tunisian journalist and social justice organizer
Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Cohesion Community requires the neighboring liberate of Ghassen Ben Khelifa, Tunisian social justice organizer, journalist and dedicated campaigner for Palestine and in opposition to normalization.
He has been detained since 6 September 2022 through Tunisian “anti-terror” government. Ghassen Ben Khelifa is the editor of Inhiyez, an internet newsletter, and directs the Media Workshop for Financial and Social Rights Affiliation. He has lengthy been recognized for his sturdy dedication to Palestinian liberation, together with organizing with the Tunisian Committee for Boycott and Anti-Normalization and the Tunisian Committee for the Liberate of Georges Ibrahim Abdallah, the Lebanese struggler for Palestine jailed in France for 38 years.
A dedicated anti-imperialist with a robust dedication to Tunisian and Arab liberation and self-determination, Ben Khelifa is widely recognized to world, Arab and Palestinian organizers for justice. His arrest comes as a surprise, and we sign up for organizations from the Tunisian Union of Reporters to the Union of Democratic Ladies in urging his neighboring liberation from this unjust detetnion.
At the morning of 6 September, round 12 contributors of the particular safety forces in Tunisia, dressed in civilian garments, raided the houses of Ben Khelifa and of his folks, confiscating his cell phone and two computer systems. He used to be transferred to an unknown vacation spot and may just now not be reached through his legal professionals, ahead of he used to be ultimately transferred to the Anti-Terrorism Judicial Place of work. He’s now being held below a five-day detention order, topic to renewal. No explanation why used to be given for his arrest and fees have got now not been laid in opposition to him. In spite of his capacity below Tunisian legislation to be accompanied through legal professionals right through interrogation, he used to be denied those rights.
His legal professionals famous that there is not any proof or data to position him below any reliable suspicion, whilst the Tunisian Union of Reporters famous that this arrest comes amid the context of ongoing campaigns of intimidation and harassment in opposition to newshounds and activists and using “anti-terror” rules to intimidate social motion organizers of small farmers, unemployed staff and impoverished other folks. On Friday, 9 September, the Nationwide Committee for the Liberate of Ghassan Ben Khalifa extract march at 5 pm in Tunis from the Nationwide Union of Reporters to Habib Bourguiba side road, difficult his liberate and the shedding of any and all fees in opposition to him.
Ghassen Ben Khelifa is lively in lots of social justice actions together with the North African Community for Meals Sovereignty, the Tunisian Joint Motion Coordination for Palestine, the College of Widespread Training in North Africa and the enhance campaigns for the actions of small farmers and the unemployed. He’s totally dedicated to the running magnificence, small farmers and standard categories of Tunisia and all the Arab area. That is along with his journalistic paintings and his organizing with the Tunisian Marketing campaign for Boycott and Anti-Normalization and the Marketing campaign for the Liberation of Georges Abdallah.
Through the years, Ghassan Ben Khelifa has been a dedicated struggler in opposition to normalization and the potency of imperialist powers in Tunisia. He continues to prepare for the liberation of all Palestinian prisoners and imprisoned strugglers for Palestine, like Georges Abdallah, and for the liberation of Palestine, from the river to the ocean, as one combat in conjunction with that of the Tunisian staff and farmers. Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Cohesion Community expresses nice worry about using “anti-terror” particular forces and regulation to prosecute the defenders of the folks and people who face up to imperialism and normalization, slightly than exposing the forces of terror and destruction in Tunisia and all the way through the area, who’re without delay aligned with imperialist pursuits and push for normalization with Zionism.
We sign up for the Nationwide Committee for the Liberate of Ghassen Ben Khelifa in urging the Tunisian government to an answer is requested liberate him and he fell from the bicycle any and all fees in opposition to him. Freedom for Ghassen Ben Khelifa!