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THE ODIUOS EXCHANGE BETWEEN ALGERIA AND TUNISIA IN THE AFFAIR OF SLIMANE BOUHAFS.

THE ODIUOS EXCHANGE BETWEEN ALGERIA AND TUNISIA IN THE AFFAIR OF SLIMANE BOUHAFS.
Political refugee Slimane Bouhafs delivered by Tunisia to Algeria in exchange for Tunisian businessman Nabil Karoui.
Informed sources affirmed that “Slimane Bouhfas was the victim of an exchange agreement concluded by Tunisia with Algeria which sought to repatriate the Tunisian businessman, director of Nessma TV and president of the party (Qalb Tunes), Nabil Karoui, on the run in Algeria since his release from prison last July ”. It is Tunisia, which has been leading a campaign against corruption in recent days, particularly in the political world, which has asked Algeria for the extradition to Tunisia of the businessman, Nabil Karoui, established a few weeks ago in Algeria. Algeria did not hesitate to respond to the Tunisian request by demanding in exchange the extradition to Algeria of the political refugee who was under the protection of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. An infringement of international law committed by this Algerian terrorist state.

According to the inter-lignes.com site, the militant Kabyle of Christian faith, Slimane Bouhafs, kidnapped on Wednesday August 25 in Tunisia would be since August 29 in the premises of the colonial police in Algiers. For the moment, he is said to be in police custody pending his presentation before the Algerian pseudo court of Sidi M’hamed in Algiers.

A former police officer, Slimane Bouhafs found himself, despite himself, at the center of a judicial cabal. He was arrested on July 31, 2016 and charged with “insulting Islam and offending the Prophet”. His offense was to display his religious – Christian – belief which is not the dominant one.
He was sentenced to five years in prison in 2016 at first instance, before seeing his sentence reduced to three years. He left prison after 20 months of incarceration just for taking up the Christian religion. In Algeria, any person leaving Islam is considered terrorist.
Slimane Bouhafs has fled to Tunisia a few weeks ago where he approached the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to apply for political refugee status.

Upon his arrest, “all his papers were confiscated except the UNHCR card,” his daughter Thilelli said.

And on the same day, another terrorist act from Algeria occurred in Kabylia
THE CO-PRESIDENT OF THE AMAZIGH WORLD CONGRESS MADAME KAMIRA NAIT SID IS IMPRISONED IN THE GEOLES OF THE COLONIAL POLICE OF ALGERIA AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED, TWO DAYS AGO.
For more than 48 hours, no news or the slightest information was provided, neither to her friends nor to her colleagues and even less to her family, who were all very worried and on red alert. According to the testimony of her brother Amar, the Algerian terrorist police denied the facts in the early hours of her kidnapping, and they claimed that his sister was not in their premises.
Lies, betrayal and hate. All this against a long-time activist for the cause of identity, human rights and the preservation of Amazigh heritage, one of the most seasoned even, from a family of revolutionaries and heroic.
Massa Kamira Nait Sid, is locked in the premises of terrorists, in the hands of executioners, inhumans who have crossed and will cross all limits, just to sabotage any rescue operation in Kabylia. A very old hatred of this barbaric Algerian power against all of Kabylia, against any Kabyle claiming his Kabylity.
She was dispossessed of her cell phone, they confiscated all of her belongings arbitrarily, without giving her the right to make a call and inform a member of her family or her lawyer about her kidnapping which was horribly and ugly carried out by the terrorist police of Algerian colonialism.
Another terrorist act of the Algerian state which is added to the long list of Kabylian detainees, and to the thick register of accusations of peaceful Kabyle women and men whose only and only fault is the love of their Kabylia and wanting to put an end to the Kabyle zero operation that Algeria intends to carry out under the deafening silence of the United Nations.

Latest news, we have just learned that Mrs. kamira’s sister,  Mayzin Nait sid, was also kidnapped by the Algerian political police.

 

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  • Suleiman Bouhafs case: Tunisia again violates its international obligations to protect refugees
    Algeria by committing these acts of terrorism risks losing even its allies the leftists. Because the latter will have to choose between continuing with their hypocritical practices by supporting the Arab states as usual and revealing themselves as frightful humanists in the eyes of the peoples who are victims of the various colonialists, or abandoning their Arab friends to continue to fool the world with their false humanistic value.
    The undersigned organisations have learned of the disappearance of Algerian political activist Suleiman Bouhafs (54) in Tunisia under mysterious circumstances. Eyewitnesses reported that cars with unknown license plates arrived on 25 August at the house where the Algerian activist lives and took him to an unknown destination. On Sunday, Algerian media sites announced that Suleiman Buhafs was handed over by the Tunisian authorities to their Algerian counterpart, where he will be submitted to Algerian justice.

    Suleiman Buhafs arrived in Tunisia, where the UN High Commissioner for Refugees granted him refugee status in September 2020. The international protection accorded to Suleiman Buhafs requires the Tunisian authorities, signatories to the 1951 Geneva Convention and its 1967 Protocol and the 1984 Convention against Torture, not to refoul him.

    The signatory organisations:

    Express their indignation at the dangerous precedent caused by the Tunisian State of handing over a refugee benefiting from international protection to the authorities of his country, who are pursuing him on the basis of his political positions and demand that they provide clarification to public opinion.
    Call on the Tunisian State to respect its international commitments in this delicate circumstance and to ensure the protection of human rights and the rights of refugees.
    Consider that the establishment of friendly relations with a friendly country should not be to the detriment of the respect of international obligations that protect refugees and asylum seekers and the respect of the principle of non-refoulment and non-extradition.
    Signatory organisations
    Tunisian League for the Defence of Human Rights
    Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights
    National Union of Tunisian Journalists
    Tunisian Association for the Defence of Individual Freedoms
    Binaa Association for Media and Development
    Baity Association
    Tunisian Association of Democratic Women (ATFD)
    Association of Tunisian Women for Development Research (AFTURD)
    Association Adrar pour la Culture Amazihe at Douirat
    Organisation 10-23 for the Support of the Democratic Transition Process
    The Association of Citizenship, Development, Cultures and Migrations
    Association of Arts and Cultures of the Two Rives
    Association of Civil Solidarity
    Forum for Youth Empowerment in Tunisia
    Support Centre for Democratic Transition and Human Rights
    The Committee for the respect of freedoms and human rights in Tunisia
    Wachm Association
    Alkarama Association (Voice of the Victims)
    Tunisian Network for Transitional Justice
    Tkalim Association for Freedom of Expression
    Tunisian Association for Positive Prevention
    Association Vigilance pour la démocratie et l’État civil
    Al Bawsala Association
    Tunisian Federation for Citizenship between the two shores
    Tunisian Coalition for the Abolition of the Death Penalty
    Tunisian Organisation Against Torture
    Union of unemployed graduates
    Association for the promotion of the right to be different
    Article 19
    Tunis Centre for Press Freedom
    Tunisian Association for Cultural Movement
    Tamakit Association for Amazigh rights, freedoms and culture
    Tunisian Association for the Defence of University Values
    Intersection for Rights and Freedoms
    Vigilance Committee for Democracy in Tunisia, Belgium
    Union of Tunisians for Citizenship
    Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities
    Avocats Sans Frontières
    Aswat Nisaa
    Minority Rights Group International
    Association Volontaires
    Damj the Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality
    Association of Tunisians in France
    Suleiman Bouhafs is an Algerian political refugee who belongs to the indigenous Amazigh population (Kabyles). He is also Christian, a religious minority in the country.
    Tunisian Association for the Defence of University Values
    Intersection for Rights and Freedoms
    Vigilance Committee for Democracy in Tunisia, Belgium
    Union of Tunisians for Citizenship
    Tunisian Association for the Support of Minorities
    Avocats Sans Frontières
    Aswat Nisaa
    Minority Rights Group International
    Association Volontaires
    Damj the Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality
    Association of Tunisians in France
    Suleiman Bouhafs is an Algerian political refugee who belongs to the indigenous Amazigh population (Kabyles). He is also Christian, a religious minority in the country.

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