Dopo l’accordo inter-governativo dello scorso maggio, aumenta anche la presenza militare dell’imperialismo taliano in Tunisia

“Manteniamo nel porto di Tripoli un nostro assetto navale. Attualmente, la nave Capri, nella quale sono presenti 55 unità, che assicura la cooperazione e il coordinamento delle attività congiunte con la Marina e la Guardia costiera della Libia. Il Governo intende poi avviare in Tunisia, su specifica richiesta delle autorità di governo tunisine, una nuova missione bilaterale di cooperazione e supporto, svolgendo attività di addestramento, consulenza e assistenza idonee a sviluppare le capacità delle Forze armate tunisine. In particolare ci è stato chiesto sostegno per un programma finalizzato alla costituzione di tre comandi regionali, destinate alla gestione delle attività di controllo del territorio”. Lo ha detto il ministro della Difesa, Elisabetta Trenta, nel corso di un’audizione davanti alle commissioni Difesa ed Esteri di Camera e Senato sulla partecipazione dell’Italia alle missioni internazionali per il 2019.

Una spesa che ammonta a 296 milioni euro, più 2 per una nuova iniziativa in Tunisia, per una presenza media di 6300 unità dislocate in tutto il mondo: dal Venezuela al Kosovo, dall’Afghanistan (dove è però prevista una ulteriore diminuzione del contingente che porterà a 700 gli uomini entro settembre) al Corno d’Africa, passando per il Niger dove “il governo ha concretamente avviato il programma bilaterale in Niger: 290 uomini che si dedicheranno alle attività formative delle forze di sicurezza e delle istituzioni governative per accrescerne le capacità di controllo del territorio e delle frontiere e consentire un efficace contrasto sia ai traffici illeciti come la tratta di esseri umani sia alle minacce alla sicurezza di più ampia portata, come il terrorismo”. Sono i numeri previsti dal provvedimento di rifinanziamento delle missioni internazionali per il 2019, che i ministri degli Esteri Enzo Moavero Milanesi e della Difesa Elisabetta Trenta hanno illustrato oggi alle commissioni riunite di Camera e Senato, in cui entrambi hanno sottolineato “la spiccata vocazione multilaterale della politica estera italiana” e “l’auspicio che il rifinanziamento venga approvato dal Parlamento con il più ampio consenso possibile”.

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After more than one week 75 Migrants prisoners on their boat stationed in front of the port of Zarzis! Freedom of mouvement now!

Recently in a joint statement, one italian and two tunisian communist maoist parties and organizations affirmed:

Once again the two governments agree about fighting the immigration of our brothers and sisters who from various nations (including Tunisia itself) depart from Tunisia to Italy and Europe escaping from the wars provoked by the imperialist countries Europeans including Italy and the misery produced by the world imperialist system in which the regimes of African countries are accomplices, also caused by unequal economic agreements of the neo-colonial type like these. Just 10 days after the signing of this agreement, a massacre of migrants took place once again near Sfax, in which more than 70 people died, mainly Bangladeshis but also Moroccans, Egyptians and Sub-Saharan Africans. The blood of these migrants once again stains the hands of the rulers of the northern and southern Mediterranean shores governments and cries out for vengeance! […]  The marxist-leninist-maoist Communist parties of Italy and Tunisia therefore appeal to the Italian proletariat and the Tunisian people to organize and join migrants in their respective countries in the struggle against both governments, the Italian imperialist bourgeoisie’ s one and the Tunisian reactionary regime […] We salute the protest of the immigrants of the sub-Saharan peoples in Tunisia this May in Tunis to obtain their rights and we support the freedom of movement of migrants and the right to asylum in Tunisia”

maoist Communist Party of Italy

New Communist Party (under foundation), Tunisia

 

Party of Elkadehines, Tunisia

 

Rescued migrants off Tunisia for 7 days ‘want to go to EU’

Video of 75 people aboard towboat off Zarzis

07 JUNE, 11:10

(ANSAmed) – TUNIS, JUNE 7 – Seventy-five migrants aboard a towboat that rescued them off Libya, who have been waiting for the past seven days off the Tunisian port of Zarziz for an authorization to disembark, said in a newly published video that they want to go to Europe.

”We want to go to Europe, we don’t want food, we don’t want to stay here, we want Europe”, the migrants screamed in the video published on the Facebook page of the NGO ‘Tunisian forum for economic and social rights’ (Ftdes). The towboat Maridive 601 rescued them off Libya.

According to local sources, the migrants refused to be checked by doctors who were sent on board by the international Red Crescent and the Arab Institute for Human Rights.

The governor of Medenine, Habib Chaouat, authorized the medical checkups and food and water to be sent on board.

However, he is not allowing the boat to dock and offload the migrants, saying the region doesn’t have adequate logistical means. He has asked other Tunisian governorates to help.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has expressed concern for the health of the migrants on board and urged the Tunisian government to authorize them to disembark.

”Tunisia doesn’t have a functioning asylum system and can’t be described as a safe place for migrants and refugees”, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) wrote on Twitter. ”The closest safe ports are in Italy and Malta”.

Ftbes has urged Tunisian authorities to allow the boat to dock and to find a solution for the migrants.

According to IOM, the migrants on board the Maridive 601, which flies the Belize flag, include 64 Bangladeshi and nine Egyptian nationals, along with a Moroccan and a Sudanese. A reported 32 migrants are unaccompanied minors.

In a similar case last summer, a commercial boat, the Sarost 5, with 40 migrants on board rescued in the Mediterranean, waited for seven days for the authorization to dock in Zarzis.

The green light was granted in the end for ”humanitarian reasons”. (ANSAmed)