28. Februar 2013 · Kommentare deaktiviert für Tunesien: mutmasslicher Mörder Chokri Belaids – US-Studium, Polizist im Innenministerium. 5 Pässe · Kategorien: Tunesien

Bei dem gesuchten mutmaßlichen Mörder von Chokri Belaid handelt es sich um einen ehemaligen Polizisten. Die tunesische Justiz gab seinen Namen mit Kamel Gathgathi an. Er hat auf tunesische Staatskosten in den USA studiert und anschließend im tunesischen Innenministerium gearbeitet. Er soll in Besitz von 5 gefälschten Pässen gewesen sein, die die Polizei bei ihm zu Hause fand.

Vor 2 Tagen gab die Polizei an, dass sie ihn bei Jendouba umzingelt habe. Er habe anschließend aus der Umzingelung fliehen können und soll sich jetzt in den Bergen nahe der Grenze zu Algerien versteckt halten. Tunesische Medien spekulieren, ob er wohl seine Festnahme überleben werde und später aussagen könne.

Agence France-Presse
February 28, 2013 11:16

Suspected Belaid killer named as Tunisia president testifies

Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki testified on Thursday in the murder probe of Chokri Belaid, as a judicial source named the Salafist suspected of the assassination that plunged the country into turmoil.

„President Moncef Marzouki received this morning the judge of the Tunis first instance tribunal who heard his testimony as a witness in the assassination of Chokri Belaid,“ said a brief statement.

The opposition leader was gunned down outside his Tunis home on February 6, with the broad daylight killing sparking clashes between protesters and police and prompting the largest anti-government demonstrations since the revolution.

His family say the president knew of death threats against Belaid, who was a vocal critic of the ruling Islamist party Ennahda, before he was murdered, claims presidential spokesman Adnene Mancer has denied.

On Thursday, Belaid’s brother Abdelmajid repeated the claims to AFP.

„My brother had told me, and I quote him: ‚The presidency has contacted me to tell me that I am threatened with death. And the president offered me protection but I refused because it would be tantamount to controlling me.'“

Abdelmajid added: „As far as I am concerned, the president knows who ordered the murder, those who decided to kill Chokri.“

Belaid’s relatives have dismissed the Tunisian government’s assertion that radical Salafist Muslims carried out Belaid’s murder, insisting instead that Ennahda was responsible, a claim the party strongly denies.

The killing has exposed the widening fissures between Tunisian Islamists and liberals, in the once proudly secular nation.

Interior Minister Ali Larayedh, who is also prime-minister designate, said on Tuesday that the killer, who remains at large, had been identified and that four suspected accomplices had been arrested, without giving their names.

On the same day, Abdelmajid Belaid told AFP: „It is Ennahda that gave the green light to kill my brother.“

A judicial source with access to the murder file told AFP the suspected assassin was Kamel Gathgathi, from the northwestern Jendouba region, who had lived in America.

Speaking from Jendouba, Gathgathi’s father Taieb confirmed that his son had studied in America and now lived in Tunis, while insisting he was innocent.

„From what I know of my son, I can say he is incapable of hurting a fly,“ he told private radio station Mosaique FM.

„He is a good type, an angel on earth, but if he has committed a crime then I pray to God that justice is done.“

Taieb Gathgathi said his son’s studies in America had been paid for by the Tunisian state and that he had subsequently been offered a job at Tunisia’s interior ministry, without giving further details.

„I have seen him rarely since I separated from his mother. I’ve seen him maybe once since he’s been in Tunis,“ Gathgathi added.

Belaid’s murder caused the north African country’s worst political crisis since the revolution two years ago that ousted strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

It prompted Hamadi Jebali to resign as prime minister last week, after his own party Ennahda dismissed his proposal to form a government of technocrats in a bid to defuse tensions.

Larayedh, also an Ennahda member, was named on Friday to replace Jebali. He has until March 8 to form a new government, which he has vowed will be „for all Tunisians“.






Tunisie : Le père du présumé tueur de Ch.Belaid brise le silence
28 février, 2013 à 09:23

Se montrant impartial et intransigeant, le père a affirmé que son fils doit purger sa peine s’il avérait être le vrai coupable.

Taieb Ghadhgadhi a brossé le portrait d’un homme affable et cultivé. Kamel Gadhgadhi, son fils « dispose a suivi une formation aux  Etats-Unis et n’est même pas capable de tuer une poule » a-t-il précisé.

Par ailleurs, le père du tueur présumé a souligné que son fils a  coupé les ponts avec lui. « Depuis un certain temps ses visites se font de plus en plus rares » a-t-il déploré concluant que justice doit être rendue.

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