Just over a month ago, the Tunisian president issued a state of emergency. At the same time, he promised to fight the corrupt. Since then, travel ban measures and house arrest affect several personalities, deputies, businessmen and judges in particular. About fifty people, according to Amnesty International’s bills, who on Thursday condemned “arbitrary” and “illegal” decisions. RFI was able to speak to one of these deputies. The meeting took place in Korba, 80 kilometers east of Tunis.
With our special correspondent in Korba, Matthias raynal
He can be angry and rebel, Anouar Benchahed retains this small voice: “It is soon back to school so unfortunately this situation will be confusing for me and my family. I have always taken care of myself, I always have the suitcase in the trunk of the car. When someone tells me I can leave, I will leave immediately. ”
On August 15, the Tunisian deputy from France wanted to return home, near Marseille, but he was stranded at the airport. “The problem is that there is no written decision, either legal or administrative. We are totally vague. “
He knows that his message is struggling to get across to his citizens, who for the most part support this offensive to corruption. “Before July 25, there was total impunity for the great fortunes, for some in power. And after the 25th, we returned to a reverse logic where everyone is guilty until they prove their innocence. “
Two weeks ago, the President visited Tunis Airport. Kaïs Saïed assures that the purpose of the exceptional measures is not to deprive Tunisians of their freedom of movement and states that the restrictions are temporary, intended for people suspected of corruption, terrorism or tax evasion.