Tunisian Youth attempt to Escape to Italy

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Tunisian Youth revolted on 12/17/2010 against the dictator ZINE EL ABIDINE BEN ALI and his
corrupt regime. Their slogan was: Jobs, freedom, dignity and the revolt begun in the poor forgotten
town Sidi Bouzid, after the 24 years old man Mohamed Bouazizi set himself on fire as a statement
against police repression.

The revolution succeeded as Ben ali left the country and escaped to Saudi Arabia.

3 transition governments succeed him and elections of a constitutional assembly took place on
October 23rd 2011.

The Islamic party ENNAHDHA won the elections and took power . They built a coalition
government with the 2 seculars parties ETTAKATOL and the CPR.

Tunisian people hope for reforms, prosperity and a better life.

But nothing changed: more jobless, more corruption and more repression.

On Thursday 9/5/2012 136 hopeless youth took a small boat and tried to escape illegally to Italy for a
better life, for a better future.

But they got lost in the Mediterranean. Only few were saved, but the others died or are still lost.

One of the dead youth was NADER BOUHOUCH, 23, from Sidi Bouzid, the birthplace of the Tunisian
revolution. Nader was also very active during the revolution and joined with his countrymen to
emancipate Tunisia from a regime that repressed the country for more than 23 years.

But the revolution didn’t t fulfill the dreams of NADER and the Tunisian Youth, the dream of
jobs, freedom and dignity.

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