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The Government Presidency Statement on the Tragic Assassination of Mr. Chokri Belaid

Published the:  06/02/2013

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06th of February 2013 - Regarding the brutal political assassination targeted Mr. Chokri Belaid; Secretary General of the Unified Democrat Patriots Party and Leader of the Popular Front, the Head of Government Mr. Hamadi Jebali presents his heartfelt condolences to the victim’s family, to the Tunisian people and to the deceased’s expanded political family wishing him God’s peace.
Regarding the seriousness of this criminal act, the Government Presidency
expresses its utmost condemnation of this heinous crime that targeted Tunisia, its politicians as well as its security and stability, the thing that exceeds all limits of civil and political behavior .
considers that the assassination is a blatant attack on the process of democratic transition in Tunisia and an explicit threat to it.
calls on all parties, national and professional organizations, intellectuals and mediators to unify against violence ,to cling to a national unity and to keep vigilance and calm at this critical juncture in order to provide security and stability in our country.
declares that the necessary measures are taken to arrest the perpetrators and take them to court as soon as possible. In addition to enhancing security measures in order to protect the political leaders and the headquarters of political parties and organizations