Writers from around the world accuse the EU of being complicit in Tunisian repression
A newly approved Tunisian law prohibits citizens to criticise the Tunisian government in front of other countries and organisations. A band of writers met in Barcelona to take a stand against this action.
Barcelona (CNA).- A law will be approved this Tuesday which prohibits citizens of Tunisia to criticise their government amongst other foreign countries or organisations. Those who disobey this regulation could face prison sentences for up to five years. For this reason, the state of Magreb chose not to speak out during negotiation talks concerning an advanced statute with the European Union that would allow them to have privileged relations similar to those of Morocco. As a response to the unjust law, a band of writers has signed a manifesto in Barcelona condemning the Tunisian law. The document also presses the EU to suspend any and all negotiations that would strengthen its relations with Tunisia.
With this new Tunisian law “freedom of speech has all of the sudden become an act of espionage, something illegal”, stated Saul, who plans to travel to Brussels next week to demand an explanation on the issue.