Statement on our colleague in Tunisia’s arrest along with two civil society activists

International Alert staff member Mehdi Barhoumi and two other civil society activists have been released on bail today following their arrest in Tunisia on Sunday 7 March 2021.

We continue to follow the case closely and are concerned that the right to legal representation was not respected. We continue to seek further information on the nature of the charges.

We thank members of Tunisian civil society for their support and solidarity at this time.

International Alert is an independent, non-partisan organisation dedicated to supporting people directly affected by conflict and insecurity. We have been working in Tunisia since 2012, supporting Tunisia’s transition to democracy.

**Updated 8 March 2021**