Tunisian Blogger Resigns From Government Over Internet Censorship

Tunis – A renowned Tunisian blogger who was imprisoned during the country’s Jasmine Revolution announced Tuesday his resignationfrom the country’s interim government, apparently in protest over the resumption of internet censorship.

Slim Amamou

Slim Amadou, 23, minister for sport and youth, announced his decision on the Twitter social networking site.

‘I confirm, I have resigned. Only the administrative formalities remain,’ he wrote. He did not give any explanation.

However, on Monday he had told the country’s private Express FM he intended to resign, after authorities barred four users’ accounts on social networking site Facebook.

The government was acting on the orders of a military tribunal, which ordered the accounts closed after the four Facebook users allegedly accused army chief of staff Rachid Ammar of plotting a coup.

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