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Tunisian secular opposition leader shot dead
international | rights, freedoms and repression | other press Dé Céadaoin Feabhra 06, 2013 11:49 by Elric
The Arab Spring has morphed into Islamic Winter in Tunisia. Full text at link.
While motives for his killing remain unclear, Belaid’s party was a member of the Popular Front coalition of parties opposed to the government, dominated by the Islamist Ennahda party, which was elected in December 2011. Several opposition parties and trade unions have accused the pro-Islamists of orchestrating attacks against them.