Tunisia: AMT Calls On Public Prosecutor to Fulfil Its Role Against Corruption and Terrorism

Tunis/Tunisia — Association of Tunisian Judges (French: AMT) called on the Public Prosecutor's office to "fulfil its role in protecting citizens and the country against crimes, namely corruption and terrorism which have hindered the democratic transition.»

In a statement released Tuesday, the AMT called for the prosecution of the perpetrators of these crimes «whatever their ranks and positions are" and «enforce the law and break with impunity.»

The AMT underscored that the political, social, economic and health crisis facing the country, which sparked nationwide massive protests, "is mainly caused by blocking of the democratic process by the systems which have succeeded one another in power since the Revolution ».

It denounces the "wrong choices of the ruling parties, which have ignored the demands of the people and never ceased to violate the Constitution until emptying it of its content".

According to the AMT, the resolution of the current crisis will be achieved while respecting constitutional legitimacy and ensuring the guarantees of a democratic regime based particularly on the separation of powers and the independence of the public prosecutor which must be kept away from any political instrumentalisation.

It calls on the President of the Republic to speed up the end of the exceptional provisions and reveal the mechanisms for relaunching the democratic process guaranteeing rights and freedoms and the normal resumption of State institutions functioning.

The AMT urges the people not to fall into the trap of violence and chaos and persevere social peace at this difficult time.

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