February 6, 2013. El Menzah 6, a residential area north of Tunis, is slowly awakening. Chokri Belaïd is a busy and busy lawyer and prominent politician. He appreciates all the more the calm of these beginnings of the day and these breakfasts shared with his daughters. Since he divorced a month earlier, the ritual has become rarer, most he and his ex-wife have decided to preserve Neirouz and Nada by maintaining a peaceful family environment. From time to time, he comes to spend the night under the same roof as Basma and the children.
Sworn enemy of the Islamists
For some time now, he has known that he is threatened. In Tunis, he passes for the sworn enemy of the Islamists. Did he not publicly criticize the breakthrough of fundamentalism in Tunisia, going so far as to criticize the Ennahdha party (in power) for its complacency with regard to extremist movements?
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An intelligence inspector also reported a very serious threat to a leader of the left. Chokri Belaïd knows it. However, despite the risks and the deleterious political climate, he does not want to be intimidated. Has he just agreed to take a few extra precautions in ne deciding only at the last minute the schedule of some of his trips or appointments.
This February 6, it is Zied Tahri, an activist of his party, who must pick him up early in the morning. Did Chokri Belaïd have a presentiment? The day before, in the evening, returning to Basma’s after being the star guest of a Nessma TV show, he was dropped off further. He avoided the main entrance and entered the interior of the building through a door located at the rear and partly concealed by the thickets.
But, that morning, the assassins lie in wait. It’s 7:55 a.m. Five shots are fired, three hit the tribune. At 8:45 a.m., he died in the emergency room of the Ennasr Clinic, where he was transported.
Still in shock, the rare witnesses will not be able to dire plus