Latest News:  


Tunisian police union unveils existence of "parallel" police force


08:42, July 31, 2013

TUNIS, July 30 (Xinhua) -- A Tunisian police union has unveiled the existence of a "parallel" police force within the country's interior ministry, the official TAP press agency reported on Tuesday.

A list of 15 officers implicated in corruption cases were released on the union's website and published on a number of news websites.

According to Walid Zarrouk, a spokesman for the union, supporters of the ruling Islamic party Ennahdha have been placed in key positions with a view to "subjugate the security apparatus. "

He said that the interior ministry had been "infiltrated" by a parallel police force, composed of cadres under the former regime of Ben Ali, who later changed their loyalties to serve Ennahdha.

He added that several of those officers had been promoted despite their former implication in corruption and torture cases.

The union issued a request to interior minister to preserve the neutrality of the system, while respecting the independence of the unions and promoting a law protecting police officers.

Earlier on Tuesday, the country's interior minister Lotfi Ben Jeddou said he was seriously resigning from his position but that the reality on the ground requested continued efforts until the naming of a national salvation government.

The country is facing one of the gravest political crisis in its history after Mohamed Brahmi, a prominent opposition figure, was gunned down before his home last week by alleged Islamic militants. The assassins who have been identified are still at large.

To make things worse, 8 soldiers belonging to a counter- insurgency unit were killed in an ambush near the Algerian border on Monday, sparking further anger among the population.

We Recommend:

Dachshunds attend annual Wiener Dog Racing

Collective gay wedding held in Mexico City

Best photos of week (July 8 - July 14)

'Temple Collection' on display in India

Bastille Day military parade held in Paris

Indian new recruits attend passiong out parade

Anti-government protest held in Thailand

Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano spews ashes

Egypt unrest continues in Cairo

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:YaoChun、Zhang Qian)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. 'HK Teenager Military Summer Camp' ended

  2. APF officers and men in actual-combat drill

  3. Global Tiger Day marked in Jakarta

  4. Pretty showgirls backstage at Chinajoy

  5. Women drifting lifeguards team set up

  6. Nations unite to help tigers

  7. Five generations of ancient Miao jewelry

  8. Famous Buddha heads fallen by time

  9. GSK probe reveals something rotten

  10. Complaints rise over baby formula imports

Most Popular


  1. Internet: A new world for small town shoppers
  2. China's economy will continue to prosper
  3. Western countries face dilemma on Syrian conflict
  4. Reform, not incentives, to drive expansion
  5. Lenovo reigns as king of the hill
  6. Small exporters need more help to pass tough times
  7. Debate on internationalizing education
  8. Bo Xilai indicted for corruption
  9. China rules out provisional economic stimulus plan
  10. Removal of deposit rate ceiling not imminent

What’s happening in China

Beijing, Shanghai not listed in top 10 happiest cities in China 2013

  1. 38 counties in Guizhou faced with serious drought
  2. Court opens trial over poisoned dumplings
  3. Shanghai take-offs 'free of air traffic restrictions'
  4. Danger in supermarket plastic wrap
  5. Beijing police arrests airport blast suspect