Tunisia Laborers’ Party: Regulations 54 and 55 are ‘extremist’ and hazardous

The Tunisian Laborers’ Party declared on Friday that Regulations №54 and 55 are “fundamentalist and are a serious danger” to individuals’ desires for opportunity and a majority rule government.

The party expressed that the two regulations “have no authenticity” since they depend on an “unlawful Constitution”.

The assertion made sense that the Constitution: “Was created in light of President Kais Saied’s upset against his administration and parliament to assume control over power and combine a program that is neither public, famous nor votes based.”

Regulation №54, given on 13 September, concerns battling data and correspondence frameworks violations.

The law comprises 38 articles partitioned into five sections. They specify serious punishments of detainment going from three to six years and fines somewhere in the range of 20,000 and 60,000 dinars (about $6.8 and $18,000) against culprits of practices delegated wrongdoings, as per the new regulation.

As referred to by the new regulation, making and advancing reports and misleading news, distributing stunning or produced records, and showing obscene substances focusing on youngsters are viewed as a “wrongdoing deserving of regulation”.

Regulation №55, given on 15 September, additionally centers around changing the constituent regulation to take on the singular democratic framework and redivide the voting demographics.

The party made sense of that President Saied: “Is exploiting the hardships of living that by far most of the Tunisian public are encountering to endorse a gathering of coercive regulations that merge his single vision to administration and the state.”

The party approached all dynamic powers of gatherings, affiliations, associations, and figures to: “Understand the risk of the fundamentalist libertarian assault, which takes Tunisia back to a far off past represented by tribalism and the impact of people, and genuinely sabotages the advancement accomplished by society.”

Tunisia has been encountering a continuous political emergency since 25 July 2021, when President Saied forced outstanding measures, including dissolving Parliament and the Incomparable Legal Gathering, giving regulation by official pronouncements, and taking on another Constitution for the country on 25 July.

Political powers driven by the Ennahda Development consider these actions an “overthrow against the 2014 Constitution and a union of an outright individual rule,” while different powers look at them as a “rectification of the course of the 2011 transformation,” which overturned the system of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.



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