The Tunisian capital witnessed a march towards racial discrimination and to defend the rights of immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa, on the invitation of activists and human rights activists, to protest towards their publicity to this which has been described as racist remedy in Tunisia.
The march began in entrance of the headquarters of the Syndicate of Journalists in direction of Rue Habib Bourguiba, denouncing what the individuals noticed as “racial discrimination and fascist rhetoric” concentrating on immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa.
Among the many organizations calling for the march have been the Tunisian League for the Protection of Human Rights, the Tunisian Discussion board for Financial and Social Rights and the Syndicate of Journalists.
And the Anatolia information company quoted the spokesperson for the Tunisian Discussion board for Financial and Social Rights, Ramadan Ben Omar, as saying that the march confirms that Tunisia won't be racist and fascist, and can assure the rights of all immigrants, no matter their standing. their gender, colour, faith or administrative standing.
Ben Omar added – on the sidelines of the march – that President Qais Saied's speech represented an awesome hazard for irregular immigrants in Tunisia, and will threaten the lives of irregular Tunisian immigrants in Europe. He added that the state should assume its accountability with a view to cease the campaigns of harassment of immigrants.
And Saeed known as final Tuesday – after chairing a gathering of the Nationwide Safety Council (the nation's prime safety authority) – for an finish to what he mentioned was a large inflow of irregular migrants from nations on the planet. sub-Saharan Africa to his nation, contemplating that it's a legal scheme aimed toward altering the demographic composition of Tunisia.
After events and human rights organizations denounced the assertion, calling it “racist”, Saeed got here again and mentioned final Thursday that anybody who talks about racial discrimination in Tunisia is a celebration on the lookout for sedition, warning towards hurt to authorized residents of the nation from African nations.
In accordance with Anatolia, dozens of African migrants come to Tunisia yearly, with the intention of emigrating to European Union nations on the opposite facet of the Mediterranean.
In the meantime, the Tunisian Ministry of International Affairs expressed its astonishment on the assertion issued by the African Union Fee concerning the scenario of African communities in Tunisia, and indicated that the place of the Fee was based mostly on a misunderstanding of the positions Tunisian authorities. .
An African Union assertion condemned Tunisian President Kais Saied's stances on sub-Saharan African migrants and known as on its member states to chorus from racist hate speech that would hurt folks.
The Chairperson of the African Union Fee, Moussa Faki, condemned – in a press release issued final Friday – “the surprising statements by the Tunisian authorities towards our African residents, which contradict the spirit of our group and our founding rules”.
He reminded all nations – particularly African Union member states – that they need to fulfill their obligations below worldwide legislation to deal with all migrants with dignity, chorus from speech racially motivated hatred prone to hurt folks and prioritize their security and basic rights.
Moussa Faki reiterated “UNHCR's dedication to help the Tunisian authorities in resolving migration points with the intention of creating migration secure, dignified and orderly.”
For its half, the Embassy of Mali in Tunisia indicated final Friday – in a press launch – that it was following “with nice curiosity the scenario of Malians” within the nation, talking of “very worrying moments”. She known as on Malians to be “calm and vigilant”, and “those that want to register for voluntary return”.