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Tunisia: Islamist Suspects of Killing Chokri Belaïd, Linked to Government Backed Militia, Arrested.

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Two suspected killers of Tunisian left-wing Democrat Chokri Belaïd, have been arrested, Libération reports today.

They are both from the Salafist movement.

One of them is active in the Ligue de protection de la révolution (LPR).

L’un de ces sources a précisé que le tueur était actif dans la Ligue de protection de la révolution (LPR) une milice brutale pro-islamiste, du Kram, une banlieue populaire de Tunis voisine de Carthage.

A source adds that the killer was active in the Ligue de protection de la révolution (LPR), a brutal pro-Islamist militia, in Kram, a poor suburb  of Tunis, not far from Carthage.

This body is described on Wikipedia  as “Soutenue par deux partis de la coalition au pouvoir, le Congrès pour la République et Ennahda, elle est particulièrement proche de ce dernier, ainsi que des salafistes

It is backed by two parties of the (then) governing Coalition, the Congrès Pour la République and Ennahda. It is particularly close to the latter and to the Salafists.

You will find absolutely no reference to this link with Ennahada in the Guardian’s report on the arrests.

They simply describe the suspects as “hardline Islamists” and “Salafists”.

We wonder why….


Written by Andrew Coates

February 26, 2013 at 12:05 pm

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