Hizb-Ut-Tahrir Applies Again for License
Hizb-Ut-Tahrir, a legally unrecognized Islamist party in Tunisia, filed for a license again on May 14, 2012. The Islamist party, which calls for the establishment of a Caliphate, or a theocratic Islamic state, had been previously denied a license under the Essebsi administration – the second prime minister since former dictator Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali left the country.
The party is still waiting for legal recognition from Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali’s government. Since the October 23rd elections, Tunisia has been ruled by a coalition of the moderate Islamist party Ennahdha and two center-left parties, CPR and Ettakatol. (...)