Tunisia protests Egypt denying visa to writer Amel Grami

Author was due to attend conference on terrorism

05 January, 11:46

    (ANSAmed) - Tunis, January 5 - Tunisia has asked Egypt to clarify why Cairo refused to grant a visa to Tunisian writer Amel Grami to attend a conference on terrorism at the Alexandria Library, the writer disclosed Tuesday.

    The writer described her treatment as "humiliating for all Tunisian intellectuals".

    The Tunisian Ambassador in Cairo said he is taking all measures necessary to clarify the affair.

    According to Grami she may have been refused a visa because of her recent criticism of Egyptian security forces for using disproportionate force.

    The Tunisian writers' union and the Yahadha association in a statement expressed solidarity with the writer, condemning her treatment by Cairo.

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