Friday, September 21, 2012

Tunisian president loses temper, calls journalist ‘shameless,’ ‘idiot’

Tunisian president loses temper, calls journalist ‘shameless,’ ‘idiot’
Thursday, 13 September 2012
the video
Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki lost his temper and burst into anger when a journalist answered a phone call during an interview in the Qatari capital, Doha, a video aired by Al Arabiya on Thursday showed.

While Marzouki was speaking about corruption in an interview with a journalist, another journalist nearby answered a phone call, prompting the Tunisian president to burst in anger calling him “shameless” and “idiot.”

Marzouki was elected late 2011 to be Tunisia’s first president post the revolution that toppled strongman Zine ElAbidine Ben Ali and sparked popular revolts that also ousted dictators in Egypt and Libya.

The democratically elected president was in Doha to “officially submit to the United Nations organisation a plan to set up an international constitutional court,” to “crack down on repression,” the Tunisian News Agency (TAP) reported him as saying on Tuesday.

The plan will be submitted to the U.N. General Assembly late September at the opening works of the three-day Arab Forum on the Recovery of Stolen Assets, he said.

He headed the Tunisian League for the Defense of Human Rights (LTDH) from 1989 until Ben Ali supporters forced him out in 1994.

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