Urgent Action: LGBTI RIGHTS DEFENDER VIOLENTLY ATTACKED (Tunisia: UA 104.21)November 2, 2021
Badr Baabou, a human rights defender and LGBTI rights activist, was violently assaulted by police officers on the night of October 21, 2021, in downtown Tunis. Security forces have been targeting Badr Baabou for his work and activism in promoting the rights and freedoms of LGBTI people in Tunisia. This attack is the latest in a long series that spans several years. Several complaints have been filed but to no avail. The authorities must conduct an investigation into the attack, bringing those responsible to account.