This is a summary translation of a document (the picture above) found after the fall of Ben Ali’s regime in Tunisia. It is a report from the Tunisian Consul in France to the Interior Ministry asking for instruction about issuing a passport to the daughter of a Tunisian man living in France. The document shows the consul asking for instructions on how to proceed with the passport application given that the little girl’s father is a political refugee in France.
This is how the Ben Ali regime kept a vindictive eye on dissidents living abroad. Even if a tunisian left tunisia, he or she, will still be under surveillance and subjected to the arbitrary rule of Ben Ali. Most importantly, that this document shows the complicity of in Ben Ali’s crimes and abuses in the foreign ministry. The current foreign minister and his predecessor, are as complicit as Ben Ali himself in the repression and terrorization of the people of Tunisia.
Again, I could have written a longer and more detailed analysis of what is behind this, but I choose not to.The document speaks for itself. The banality of evil..
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Consulate of The Republic of Tunisia
List of documents addressed to
The Minister of Interior and Local Development
(Borders & Aliens Directorate)
Under supervision of the Minister of Foreign Affairs
|Passport Application for Bilqees Bousshaqi Born on on 1/27/2009 registered at our service under the number 100528
-Copy of the father’s national ID Card
-Copy of father’s residency card
|Awaiting your authorization as the father is a political refugee in France.|
The above mentioned documents were received
Pantin, April 3, 2009
[Signature & Seal]
Abderazaq Ben Faraj