Tunisia court disbands activist group over violence

The UGTT accused the league of attacking its supporters in December of 2012.

Tunisia court disbands activist group over violence

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Tunisian court has ordered the dissolution of an activist group that several political parties had accused of being behind attacks on its members, judicial sources said.

Several political and unionist bodies – including the country's largest trade union, the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT) – have filed complaints against the League for the Protection of the Revolution, accusing group member of committing acts of violence against their supporters.

According to the judicial sources, the court said that the group had "violated the law regulating associations and [has been] involved in acts of violence."

Yet, they added, the ruling was not final and could be appealed.

The UGTT accused the league of attacking its supporters in December of 2012. Several opposition parties also accused the league of involvement in the murder of leading opposition figure Lotfi Naghdh.

The group, however, has denied the allegations, saying its only aim was to prevent the reemergence of the regime of Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

Ben Ali was ousted in 2011 in a revolution that triggered the "Arab Spring" uprisings that subsequently swept through the Arab region.

Last Mod: 26 Mayıs 2014, 17:39
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