Dissolution of the Tunisian Judicial Council .. Why was the decision delayed and what are its repercussions?

Tunisian legal expert Hazem Al-Kasuri believes that the dissolution of the Supreme Judicial Council, which was formed by the Brotherhood, is at the heart of the corrective movement led by the Tunisian people, the original sovereign, since it was announced on July 25.

In a statement to “Sky News Arabia”, Al-Kasuri explained that the president’s decision was necessary and decisive in the face of the great inability to dismantle major outstanding issues before the judicial authorities, such as assassinations, deportations, and conspiracy against state security, expecting that swift trials will begin in the coming period without the Brotherhood’s interference.

Al-Kasuri indicated that today, with the termination of the council, the president amputates the Brotherhood’s judicial hand to establish the corrective phase and restore consideration to the state and institutions that are biased towards the Tunisian people and their concerns and break with the Brotherhood’s empowerment policy and parallel culture, explaining that in conjunction with the anniversary of the assassination of Tunisian politician Chokri Belaid, which coincides today, February 6, The Tunisian people are writing a historical stage in the memory of Chokri Belaid so that murderers and mercenaries do not escape corrective justice, and so that Tunisia remains free and impregnable forever.

Tunisian sedition

For his part, Tunisian political analyst Nizar Al-Jledi described the country’s Supreme Judicial Council as a “Tunisian sedition”, which was built on a Brotherhood ploy, noting that President Kais Saied’s decision may have been long overdue in uprooting it, and the decision was supposed to be issued in conjunction with the corrective measures that were taken. In July last year.

In a statement to “Sky News Arabia”, Al-Jalidi explains that the Brotherhood launched this council with the aim of controlling the judicial map in the country, and exploiting it to serve their interests, noting that the Tunisian people are currently demanding prompt justice in a number of cases before the judiciary, the most important of which are corruption files. and political assassinations, so the president’s decision was proactive, one day before the anniversary of Chokri Belaid’s assassination; To make the message clear about trials and accountability for the corrupt.

Al-Jalidi describes the downfall of the council as the beginning of the approval of the stage of radical reforms in the country and the liberation of the judiciary from the control of the Muslim Brotherhood, noting that all investigations are carried out in accordance with legal procedures, expecting that the coming period will witness radical reforms in this file, and open extensive investigations with those involved in various cases over the past ten years.

Saeed’s decision to dissolve the council comes after his stinging criticism for months of the judges, when he repeatedly stated that he would not allow there to be a state for the judiciary, but there is a state judiciary, and he often criticized the judiciary’s delay in issuing rulings in cases of corruption and terrorism, saying: There is corruption, and that he is determined to reform. eliminate.

Saeed said this month: The judiciary is a function only within the state and not an authority. Last month, it also canceled all financial privileges for council members, and the Supreme Judicial Council is a constitutional institution that enjoys independence, and its powers include the proper functioning of the judiciary and ensuring its independence, in addition to disciplining judges and granting them professional promotions.

Qais Saeed dismissed the government and suspended parliament last July, saying that his decisions were aimed at saving the country.

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