Football player who burned himself in front of the police station dies

The burns are very severe. Tunisian football player Nizar Aissaoui, 35, died yesterday evening after setting himself on fire in front of the Haffouz police station in Kairouane province. This was announced by local Mosaique FM radio. The man had been admitted to the Ben Arous Burns Center.

Minutes before her tragic act, Aissaoui posted a video on her Facebook account announcing that she was “wrongfully accused in a terrorism case” after she went to the police station to file a complaint against a banana trader she was with. a dispute A riot broke out in Haffouz on Thursday following news of his death, and police had to use tear gas to disperse several dozen demonstrators, as images circulated on social media show.

The Aissaoui drama, on the one hand, as journalist Arianna Poletti wrote on Twitter, “describes the impoverishment of the Tunisian hinterland and the disillusionment of a generation. Kairouan (one hour from Tunisia) is one of the cities hardest hit by violence. The backlash between the pandemic and the water crisis But – it continues – it describes the never-resolved and only growing tensions between the police force and youth in the context of abuse of power. This is not an isolated case.” The last victim was 17 years old a week ago in Kelibia. Two months ago it was the turn of 25-year-old Sidi Bouzid.

Apart from a six-month spell with Al-Orobah FC in Saudi Arabia in 2015, Issaoui has spent his entire career playing in his home country. The last post, written by the Tunisian football player before he burned himself, is to protest the slanders directed against him. But Nizar also hints at what he calls a “police state.” Since the seizure of power by President Kaïs Saïed on July 25, 2021, Tunisia has taken an authoritarian turn with an increasing and alarming erosion of the rule of law.

Source: Today IT

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