The Assassination of Chokri Belaid

From MEI Editor's Blog Wed Feb 6 2013, 12:10:00

Chokri Belaid

It was becoming fashionable to say that the Tunisian Revolution seemed stalled, its future direction uncertain, but the assassination this morning of secular leftist political figure Chokri Belaid marks a violent turn that is now provoking protests in the capital and elsewhere. President Moncef Marzouki has returned from a visit to Europe and canceled his participation in the Islamic Summit in Cairo, which opens today.

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