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Cabinet meeting decides to set up independent committee to investigate April 9 incidents

Published the:  11/04/2012

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April 11, 2012 - TAP - The Cabinet meeting, which met Wednesday in Kasbah, decided to set up an independent committee to investigate the ins and outs of the incidents that occurred on April 9, 2012 in Habib Bourguiba Avenue, said Mr. Samir Dilou, official spokesman for the Government.
 
This committee will determine the responsibilities of all sides, he said, adding that the Cabinet meeting "condemned the acts of violence that accompanied these events."
 
During a news conference held Wednesday afternoon in Kasbah, Mr. Dilou said neither the identity of members of that committee nor its mandate have been defined, underlining that the committee will have the needed time to determine responsibilities in the April 9 events.
 
He also announced that the Cabinet meeting adopted the Interior Minister's proposal to lift the ban on demonstrations in Habib Bourguiba Avenue, by authorizing the exercise of the right to demonstrate in this avenue, "in accordance with some security and organisational considerations and in respect of the order of priority and alternation."
 
The Cabinet meeting adopted this proposal after hearing a report from the Interior Minister, outlining the ins and outs of these incidents and their consequences and damage. The report explained the reasons and purposes of the decision taken last March 28 to suspend temporarily all demonstrations in Habib Bourguiba Avenue.
 
The official spokesman for the Government also said the Cabinet meeting listened to a report from Minister of Social Affairs Khalil Zaouia on the progress of wage negotiations with the Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT).
 
The report stressed the need to continue negotiations as part of openness and positive interaction with the proposals put forward by the UGTT.