5 December 2012

Tunisia: Commemoration of Farhat Hached's Assassination - UGTT Delegates Boycott Ceremony

Tunis — A ceremony commemorating the 60th anniversary of labour leader Farhat Hached's assassination was held on Wednesday in the noticeable absence of Tunisia's General Labour Union (UGTT) delegates.

The ceremony was attended by Caretaker President Moncef Marzouki, Interim Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali and National Constituent Assembly Speaker Mustapha Ben Jaafar as well as Chief of Staff of the Armies Rachid Ammar and several members of the Gvernment.

The President of the Republic placed a spray of flowers at the bottom of Farhat Hached's mausoleum and recited, together with the attendance, the opening verses of the Koran (Fatiha) to the memory of the late leader.

The labour union had announced on Tuesday its decision to boycott the official ceremony commemorating Farhat Hached's assassination anniversary after the attack against its headquarters.

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