‘Tunisian foreign fighters to be dealt with under anti-terrorism law’

Returning Tunisian militants will be immediately arrested and judged under anti-terrorism laws, the prime minister said, seeking to calm fears over the homecoming of some of the country’s several thousand jihadists. Tunisia is among the countries with the highest per capita number of militant Islamists, a problem linked to widespread radicalisation among disillusioned youth and a loosening of security controls after Tunisia’s 2011 uprising. More than 3,000 Tunisians are known to have travelled abroad to fight abroad, according to the interior ministry. Last week, the interior minister said 800 had already come back to Tunisia, without giving details on what had happened after their return. Prime Minister Youssef Chahed said returnees would be dealt with according to a 2015 anti-terrorism […]The post ‘Tunisian foreign fighters to be dealt with under anti-terrorism law’ appeared first on aroundworld24.com.
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