On January 20, a Facebook video posted on Tunisian President Kais Saied’s page showed him in a meeting with Interior Minister Taoufik Charfeddine. Saied talked about the country's ongoing political crisis and said that his administration is trying to uphold the law.
Saied vowed to hold “traitors” accountable for an “attack” on Tunisia, especially those who he claimed had sold out to foreign intelligence.
“Freedoms in Tunisia are guaranteed today more than [at] any other time,” Saied said.
That is false.
Tunisia has been in state of political turmoil since July 2021, when Saied suspended the parliament, rescinded its members' immunity from prosecution, arrested officials, removed Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi and took over the office of public prosecution.