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Young teen confirmed killed in Tunisia crackdown

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 18 July 2011
Cite as Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Young teen confirmed killed in Tunisia crackdown, 18 July 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e3905652.html [accessed 25 April 2014]
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July 18, 2011

Protests had quieted in Tunisia since riots in central Tunis in May.Protests had quieted in Tunisia since riots in central Tunis in May.

Tunisian authorities have confirmed that a civilian was killed on July 17 when soldiers broke up a demonstration amid a fresh wave of violent protests in Tunis and other Tunisian cities.

A Defense Ministry official acknowledged the death of a boy in Sidi Bouzid – the same town in central Tunisia where a young man set himself on fire in December, sparking popular uprisings across the the Arab world.

Local media reports say the killed civilian is a 14-year-old.

The July 17 protest erupted in response to the firing of teargas by police inside a mosque last Friday to break up an antigovernment demonstration.

compiled from agency reports

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