Nasserist Sabbahi mourns Tunisia's Brahmi

Ahram Online, Thursday 25 Jul 2013

Egypt's Popular Current mourns Mohamed Brahmi, Tunisian politician assassinated on Thursday

Nasserist Hamdeen Sabbahi (Photo: AP)

Leader of the Egyptian Popular Current Hamdeen Sabbahi issued a statement on Thursday to mourn the loss of Tunisian opposition figure Mohamed Brahmi after he was killed in front of his house by unknown assailants.

The fifty eight year-old Brahmi  was reportedly shot 11 times as he was leaving his house on Thursday afternoon.             

"May the martyr Brahmi  rest in peace. His blood will remain a curse on those who call for violence and extremism," said Sabbahi via his official twitter account.

For their part, the Egyptian Popular Current issued a statement commemorating Brahmi , praising his "sense of nationalism".

The movement further warned of a rise in assassinations in Tunisia, stressing that peaceful means are the only way for the people to break free from oppression.

This is the second assassination of an opposition figure in Tunisia since the revolution erupted in January 2011.

Last February, prominent leftist figure and critic of the Islamist-led Ennahda government Chokri Belaid was assassinated by unknown assailants. His supporters accused religious extremists of being behind his death.

On Wednesday, a minister and senior adviser to the prime minister said that the culprits behind Belaid's assassination had been identified and that their identity would soon be revealed.

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