UN rights chief condemns Tunisia killing, demands probe

25th July 2013, Comments 0 comments

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay on Thursday condemned the killing of Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi, demanding an investigation into his slaying.

"I am shocked and deeply saddened by the news of Mr. Brahmi's assassination. I call upon the authorities to immediately launch a prompt and transparent investigation to ensure that the people who carried out this crime are held accountable," Pillay said in a statement.

Brahmi, a leading opposition figure and critic of Tunisia's ruling Islamists, was shot dead by unknown gunmen outside his home near the capital Tunis on Thursday.

© 2013 AFP

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