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Tunisian anti-corruption cmte receives more than 800 reports up till now.

Tunisian anti-corruption fact-finding committee said

here Friday that it received more than 800 reports so far on topics related to

financial, customs and property issues.

A statement by the committee said that it embarked upon conducting a

preliminary study for a number of issues, making clear it received more than

800 reports up till now related to financial, tax, governmental, property and

administrative topics.

The committee's mandate covers all issues related to bribe and corruption

in which authorities, groups or persons have involved in, asserting that it

does not have judicial or political powers and cannot offer compensations or

bring an end to damages, the statement made clear.

It added that the committee's main role lies in the objective approach

which focuses on documents, issues and listening to testimonies that may

unravel the aspects of bribery and corruption away from compliments or


Out of this perspective, all concerned groups or persons can lodge their

issues at the committee's headquarters or send them by mail, asserting that it

will not consider matters which are out of its jurisdiction, the statement


The committee also called on corporeal and incorporeal bodies who unfairly

made use of funds, properties and any other gains, "as well as those who were

used as false identities to cover up the identities of the real people," to

show their good intentions and contact the committee.

Meanwhile, Tunisian authorities said today that they will trim down the

period of curfew in the country to only four hours due to the improvement in

the public state in the country.

An official statement made by state-owned Tunisian African News Agency said

that the curfew time will start from midnight till 4:00 am (3:00 GMT) along

with maintaining state of general mobilization and emergency.

It added that this comes within the measures of lessening the emergency

state in view of the better security situation in the country.

The new measure will take force as of tomorrow and will last till further


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Date:Feb 4, 2011
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