Tunisia offers asylum to Bachar al-Assad
If Bachar al-Assad decides to leave Syria, he could end up in Tunisia, TAP reported on Tuesday (February 28th).
"Tunisia is ready to grant asylum to Syrian President Bachar al-Assad and his relatives in the framework of a negotiated settlement to the Syrian crisis," President Moncef Marzouki said in an interview to be published Wednesday by La Presse.
During the "Friends of Syria" international conference last Friday in Tunis, Marzouki called for judicial immunity for al-Assad and his family. He also proposed an Arab peacekeeping force and diplomatic efforts to try to persuade al-Assad to quit.
Human rights groups estimate that al-Assad's crackdown on dissent has killed more than 7,600 people since March, AFP reported.
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