Tunisian United Network, Human Rights and Democracy Organizations Commemorate the Anniversary of Tunisia’s 2011 Revolution and Call on Biden Administration to do More to Save Democracy in Tunisia

(Washington, D.C., 1/13/2022) The Tunisian United Network (TUN) and several leaders of
human rights and democracy organizations call on the Biden Administration to take a tougher
stance on Tunisia and to do more to save Tunisia’s nascent democracy.

On January 14, 2011, Tunisia’s dictator, Ben Ali, fled the country under pressure from the
masses determined to regain their freedom and dignity from a corrupt regime. In 2019, Kais
Saied was elected president by an overwhelming majority as a political outsider law professor
who vowed to rid the country of corruption. Unfortunately, on July 25, 2021, Kais Saied
unilaterally suspended the parliament, fired the government, and led the country on an uncertain
path toward authoritarian rule. Since then, Tunisians are back fighting to save their democracy
and hard fought freedom.

On Friday, January 14, 2022, The Tunisian United Network (TUN) is holding a press
conference to commemorate the Jasmine Revolution and to call on the Biden Administration to
take a tougher stance toward Tunisian President Kais Saied. TUN will be joined by defenders of
human rights and democracy organizations to stand in solidarity with their Tunisian counterparts
and demand the release of all political prisoners, stop the military prosecution of civilians, and
call for a true national dialogue that would restore true democracy and respect of the
constitution and the rule of law.

Event Details

What: Press Conference, “Save Tunisia’s Democracy”
When: Friday, January 14, 2022 at 11:00 am EST
Where: Hybrid (In person and via Zoom) (Registration link here)
Contact: Mongi Dhaouadi, TUN President
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (860) 514-8038


Tunisian United Network (TUN)
Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN)
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
Human Rights Watch
The Libyan American Alliance
Lawyers for the Protection of Rights and Freedoms
U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO)
The National Interest Foundation