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Cabinet meeting reviews developments in cases of murder of Ivorian national and death of Tunisian photo journalist

Published the:  26/12/2018

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(TAP) - A Cabinet meeting held Wednesday at the Kasbah Government Palace reviewed the developments in the murder case of the president of the Association of Ivorians in Tunisia Falikou Coulibaly.

The latter died of stab wounds on Sunday evening as he tried to escape a robbery attempt.

While expressing the Tunisian Government's full solidarity with the family of the deceased and foreign students and residents of all nationalities, the Cabinet meeting affirmed the State's commitment to reveal the circumstances of this murder and bring the perpetrators of this crime to justice.

In the same context, the Cabinet expressed compassion and sympathy to the family of photo journalist Abderrazak Zorgui, who set himself on fire, reaffirming the commitment of the security authorities to clarify the circumstances of his death.

The Sub-Directorate of Criminal Cases of the Criminal Investigation Department has been assigned by the Chief Investigating Judge at the Third Office of the Kasserine Court of First Instance to initiate an investigation into the death of photo journalist Abderrazak Zorgui who died in unclear circumstances.

All legal measures will be taken against any person whose involvement in this case is established by the investigation.

According to a statement from the Prime Ministry, the Cabinet meeting also took stock of the general situation in the country. It stressed, in this regard, the need to respect the right of peaceful demonstration as long as it is under the law.

On another level, the Cabinet meeting adopted a draft government decree amending and supplementing Decree No. 2007-246 on the organisation of the structures of the internal security forces and providing for the creation of an air unit of the National Guard.

It also adopted a draft government decree attaching structures to the Prime Ministry