Tunisia extends state of emergency for three more months
Tunisian president Beji Caid Essebsi. Pic: Fethi Belaid / AFP
London, Nov. 11, 2017 (AltAfrika)-Tunisia has extended the state of emergency in the country for another three months. President Beji Caid Essebsi’s office said on Friday that the decision will take effect on tomorrow, Sunday Nov. 21, 2017
The two year old state of emergency has been in place since November 2015. It gives more power to police, especially to ban strikes and gatherings.
The decision comes after a police commander was stabbed to death by a suspected Islamic extremist near the parliament in Tunis earlier this month.
Tunisia was hit by major extremist attacks in 2015, including at the famed Bardo Museum in the capital, where 22 people were killed. An attack on a beach resort near Sousse also killed 38 people, while an attack on a bus carrying presidential guards in Tunis killed 12