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 13 February 2016]|
July 18, 2011
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