Supporters of the National Salvation Front have decided to start an open sit-in at the headquarters of the Al-Irada party in Tunis from Monday, said the Front’s president Nejib Chebbi.
Speaking at a press conference, Chebbi said the sit-inners essentially demand explanations from the judiciary regarding the case of conspiracy against the internal security of the state and the criminal acts attributed to the political figures detained in this case.
They demand that the detainees in this case be classified as political prisoners in order to benefit from decent conditions of detention until their release.
Néjib Chebbi insisted on respect for the dignity of these prisoners and their right to meet their families in good conditions.
The head of the Front deplored the “indecent and inhumane” conditions of detention of those accused of conspiracy against the State, who are not separated from ordinary prisoners.
However, the pressure exerted by civil society, in particular the Tunisian League for Human Rights (LTDH) and the Organisation Against Torture in Tunisia (OCTT), has borne fruit. Indeed, many of these prisoners are now in much better conditions.
For his part, Abdellatif Mekki, a member of the National Salvation Front, said that considering the detainees in the case of conspiracy against state security as political prisoners would greatly improve their conditions.
Source:Agence Tunis Afrique Presse (TAP)