Marzouki Insulted For Speaking Out Against Tunisian Leadership


On Tuesday, the young people of Tripoli took to the streets for the third consecutive day. The speech of Prime Minister Fayez al-Serraj did not help calm the spirits of the demonstrators, “today more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.” Despite the slogans of the Ministry of the Interior to protect the demonstrators, even yesterday, militias affiliated with the GNA opened fire on the demonstrators in the central Saraya, they also carried out multiple arrests among the organizers, after having failed to sabotage the sense of the protests.

The demonstrations arose spontaneously in response to corruption, foreign intervention, and unbearable living conditions for the Libyan citizen, even asking the government to quit. During his speech, Serraj did not provide any concrete answers to the questions of the young people, and above all, he did not question himself, speaking of reshuffling the Council of Ministers and long-term projects.

Fayez al- Serraj and the head of Parliament Aguila Saleh Issa previously issued statements containing points of agreement, but they did not take any action in the following hours. The Libyan people are exhausted by the continuing conflict, seeing their resources wasted in useless military campaigns in the struggle for power that has fueled fratricide, while living conditions and access to basic services are increasingly deteriorating.

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All this, combined with the lack of security, the absence of law, and the constant visits of foreign officers engaged in the construction of military bases for both sides, have led many young people to choose to leave the country. Recently, the images of boats carrying Libyan boys and girls, who have chosen to cross the Mediterranean, towards the Italian coasts, have mounted indignation regardless of political affiliation.

All this confuses the voices of the Libyans and increases instability in the country, and the entire region. Europe, the Arab League, and the major countries involved in the Libyan dossier should insist on Russia and Turkey to withdraw their forces and allow Syrian mercenaries to return home safely, including putting pressure on the Bashar al-Assad regime.

Even in the east of the country, we ang>Though there were no detail on what charge Marzouki faced, but President Kais Saied last month ordered an inquiry into what he said were allegations that Marzouki had conspired against state security. This has also invited criticism against Saied from abroad since he assumed executive authority in July.



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