Tuesday 14.11.2017 in Latest Developments
As reported in Tunisia's last update on the CIVICUS Monitor, despite the backlash from civil society, Tunisian authorities passed the Administrative Reconciliation Act. This controversial act could essentially grant amnesty to public officials involved in cases of corruption during Tunisia's dictatorship, which was overthrown in the 2011 uprisings. The bill's passage has reignited old tensions over the post-revolution government's commitment to tackling corruption.
In light of this decision, the CIVICUS Monitor recently spoke to an activist in Tunisia to find out more about the tactics used by civil society in the run-up to the bill's passing. The activist was previously affiliated with the social movement, Manich Msamah (We do not forgive), a group comprised of 80,000 online activists who have been at the forefront of the fight against corruption in Tunisia.
*The interview below has been edited for length*