By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 11 October, 2017:
A Tunisian boy whose parents were activists with the so-called Islamic State and were killed early last year in Sabratha has been handed over to the his grandfather by the Rada (“Deterrence”) forces in Tripoli.
The repatriation had been ordered by the Attorney General’s office and the child, Tamim Jendoubi, was delivered int the care of grandfather Fawzi Trabelsi in the presence of a Tunisian government delegation. This included the Tunisian consul-general in Tripoli and a number of Tunisian diplomats.
The boy is one of some 25 Tunisian children who parents joined IS and whom the Tunisian authorities want repatriated. The children themselves, mostly under five years of age, have been held in jails in Tripoli either with their mothers or alone. The fathers are all dead.
Repatriating them has proved a complicated issue and was one of the main subjects discussed in May between Tunisia’s foreign minister, Khemaies Jhinaoui, and Presidency Council head Faiez Serraj.