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Chokri Belaid

Tunisian politician

Died when: 48 years 72 days (578 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius

 

Chokri Belaid

Chokri Belaïd (Arabic: شكري بلعيد‎ Shukrī Bil‘īd; 26 November 1964 – 6 February 2013), also transliterated as Shokri Belaïd, was a Tunisian lawyer and politician who was an opposition leader with the left-secular Democratic Patriots' Movement.

Belaïd was a vocal critic of the Ben Ali regime prior to the 2011 Tunisian revolution and of the then Islamist-led Tunisian government.

On 6 February 2013, he was fatally shot outside his house in El Menzah, close to the Tunisian capital, Tunis.As a result of his assassination, Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali announced his plan to dissolve the existing national government and to form a temporary "national unity" government.


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