Mohamed Bouazizi's mother arrested
The mother of Mohamed Bouazizi, whose self-immolation ignited the Arab Spring, was arrested for insulting an official, Tunisia Live reported on Saturday (July 14th).
Manoubia Bouazizi, 60, was arrested a day earlier after an altercation with a judge in a court in her hometown of Sidi Bouzid, while trying to register for the 20,000-dinar government compensation awarded to martyrs of the revolution, the justice ministry was quoted as saying. She was transferred to a detention centre in Gafsa and is due to appear before a magistrate on Monday, ministry spokesman Mondher Bedhiafi said.
"My mother was humiliated," son Salem Bouazizi told AFP. "The authorities must learn to respect people. We're not going to let this go."
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