Tunisian President Kais Saied rejects accusations of racism, defends immigration stance

Saied defended the legality of his actions, saying they were necessary to save Tunisia from chaos.

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On Sunday, Tunisia’s President Kais Saied rejected accusations against the country regarding “alleged racism in Tunisia”.

Saied stressed Tunisia is one of the founders of the African Union and Tunisia supports “all national liberation movements in the world, not least the national liberation movements in Africa.”

The President noted that his crackdown on illegal immigration is part of a campaign against human trafficking.

The statement refers to a law passed in 2018 aimed at eliminating all forms and manifestations of racial discrimination.

Hundreds on Saturday protested against Saied following his crackdown on illegal migration.

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