Security situation in Tunisia in constant improvement, says Interior Minister | Tunisia News Gazette

Security situation in Tunisia in constant improvement, says Interior Minister

The security situation in the country is steadily improving and preparations are ongoing for securing the New Year’s festivities, Interior Minister Lotfi Brahim affirmed on Thursday in Hammamet.

The goal is to bring about conditions for the protection of individuals and road safety, he said.

All the protests that were held in the country’s different regions took place in a climate of mutual respect (between law enforcement forces and protesters), he said in a statement to media on the fringes of his participation in the international conference against torture on National Mechanisms for the Prevention of Torture: References and Practices.

As regards the acts of violence that had occurred on Wednesday night in Kram, the minister indicated that the circulating information are not always right, adding that an investigation will be initiated on this issue.

As for the death of a detainee in Bouarada (Siliana governorate), who according to initial reports had committed suicide with a cord hidden in his coat, the minister indicated that suicide attempts in detention centres occur almost each week.

The ministry is seeking to set up surveillance cameras in these centres so as to prevent such cases, he announced.

Regarding the installation of surveillance cameras and the implementation of monitoring devices at the national level that have raised some reservation, Brahim affirmed that this initiative was taken in collaboration with the concerned structures.

The project belongs to the Tunisian government, not the ministry, he said recalling that the budget set for this programme was adopted by the House of Peoples’ Representatives and the Security and Defence Committee.

Source: TAP News Agency

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