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Tunisians to Mohammed bin Salman: No welcome and no easy


Hayat Ben Hilal - Tunisia

"It is not easy and easy for the saw holder" and the mark spread to social networking sites in Tunisia on Friday following the news of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's visit to Tunisia scheduled for next week.

The anger among Tunisians has increased among journalists, jurists and even politicians, expressing their categorical rejection and unwelcome welcome to what they called freedoms, human rights and democracy.

Many of the pioneers of the social networking sites considered Mohammed bin Salman's visit to Tunisia as an emerging democracy. Some have even considered it a disgrace on the Tunisian democratic track, which does not accept a return to the era of injustice and violation of freedoms.

"We are not a garbage dump for criminals, and we will move to reject this visit," said civil society activist Lamine Bouazizi. "There is no place among us to fight the Yemeni people and conspire against our revolution. Tunisia inspires Arab democracy and Mohammed bin Salman's visit is an insult to it."

Refuse and denounce
Tunisian journalists have rejected the visit, condemning it, especially after pointing fingers at the Saudi Crown Prince, claiming that he was responsible for the death of Jamal Khashoggi.

The head of the journalists' syndicate, Naji al-Baghouri, published a blog post on the social networking site Facebook, expressing his categorical refusal to visit those who do not respect journalists and press freedom.

He said: "The blood of Khashoggi has not cooled yet, the killer bin Salman is not welcome in the country of democratic transition, Tunisia", a position supported by media Alaa Zaatar, who wrote "Mohammed bin Salman may visit Tunisia in a tour started today for a number of Arab countries .. Saw is not welcome in the land of revolution. "

For their part, a number of politicians expressed their rejection of the visit of the Saudi Crown Prince, denouncing the decision of the President of the Republic to receive him, wrote the opposition politician Essam Shabi on his Facebook account "on Tuesday will lead Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visit to Tunisia, To the possibility of his involvement in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi inside the consulate of his country in Istanbul and tearing his body and hide or dissolve after that.

"Tunisia can not be among the countries that ignore a crime that the world has shaken, or accept a trade-off by searching for missing cooperation with a country willing to spend generously to whiten its politicians and rehabilitate them on the international scene," he said.

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"As long as the free Tunisian people reject Ben Salman's visit to Tunisia, Tunisian President Béji Kayed Sebsi must listen to his people before he opens his arms for the sake of circumstantial interests. The principles are not bought or weighed by the barrel of oil," said Qais Said, a professor of constitutional law. "He said.

Campaigns and polishing
Activists on social networking sites organized campaigns calling for the rejection of the upcoming visit. It has been very active in a short period of time and is still ongoing, attracting new activists such as the lawyer Sanaa Dahmani.

Said: The blood of the free Tunisian people rejects Ben Salman's visit to Tunisia and Tunisian President Béji Kayed Sibsi to listen to his people (the island)

Dahmani told a private radio station that "this visit is inappropriate as Bin Salman seeks to polish his image after his responsibility for the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi."

She added that Tunisia does not need the funds of Mohammed bin Salman, stained with blood as it brings only disasters, as she put it.

Many political and juridical activists say that the visit of Mohammed bin Salman to some Arab countries at this particular time is only to polish the image of Saudi Arabia, especially after revealing the circumstances of the liquidation of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the abuse of his body at the Saudi consulate in the Turkish city of Istanbul.

Source: aljazeera

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