African Union (AU) condemned the killing of Tunisian opposition leader: AU condemns assassination of leading Tunisian opposition politician.
The African Union (AU) on Thursday condemned the killing of Tunisian opposition leader, Chokri Belaid, and the subsequent death of a police officer, saying the acts were undermining efforts to complete the political transition process in the North African country.
In a press statement, the Chairperson of the AU Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, said she had “learnt with regret and concern', the news of the assassination on 6 February of Mr. Chokri Belaid, a prominent political figure in Tunisia, and the subsequent death of a police officer in protests following the killing.
She said the AU Commission noted with satisfaction the prompt and unequivocal condemnation of the assassination of Mr. Belaid by various Tunisian stakeholders, including the President and the Prime Minister.
According to the press statement, Dr. Dlamini-Zuma is “confident” that the Tunisian authorities would spare no effort in bringing the perpetrators of “this heinous crime” to justice, while also deploying the necessary efforts to enhance the security environment in the country.