Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi, founders and former spokespersons for the Peoples’ Front, were slaughtered by fascist militants. Perpetrators of these slaughters have not been caught yet; rather governments have not wanted to catch them.
Hammami is the spokesperson for Peoples’ Front and Tunisian Workers’ Party. His party is the party of the Tunisian workers and labourers. The Workers’ Party played a determining role in the democratic Tunisian revolution. An attack on The Peoples’ Front and Hammami is an attack on the democratic Tunisian revolution.
Removal of police protecting Hammami – who is targeted by all reactionaries – means portrayal of all gains of the Tunisian Revolution as a target for all counter-revolutionaries. Democratic forces in Tunisia demand the securing of Hammami’s life. Radia Nasravi, the partner of Hammami and a human rights lawyer, has been on hunger strike since 11 July, demanding provision of security for Hammami.
A human rights delegation met with Tunisian President on 1 August and the Interior Minister on 8 August to discuss protection for Hammami and an end to Nasravi’s hunger strike; the meetings did not achieve a result.
We, EMEP, strongly condemn the decision by the Tunisian government.
Tunisian government will be responsible for any attack that may target
Hammami. We call on all the revolutionary parties and organisations of
the world to defend and support Hammami. All democratic forces must
make attempts with the Tunisian government to protect Hammami. Hamma
Hammami’s security must be ensured and Radia Nasravi’s hunger strike
should be ended.
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