Tunisia’s State of Emergency Continues as President Saied Extends Special Measures
Tunisian President Kais Saied has chosen to prolong the nationwide state of emergency for an additional month, as announced in the official Journal of the Republic of Tunisia on Friday.
The state of emergency, which provides authorities with exceptional powers such as the ability to prohibit gatherings, censor media, and implement curfews, will now remain in force until January 30, 2024, surpassing the previous deadline of January 1, 2024.
Following a bus bombing that resulted in the deaths of 12 presidential guards, Tunisia declared a nationwide state of emergency on November 24, 2015. Since then, Tunisian authorities have consistently extended the measure.
President Saied’s decision to extend the state of emergency until the end of 2023 was announced on Jan. 31, 2023, marking one of the longest extensions since its inception.