Tunisian authorities have turned a blind eye to appeals from one of its nationals to bring his wounded nephew from Libya.
The 3-year-old nephew, identified as Baraa Al-Ziani, was with his mother when a US warplane bombed an ISIS hub in Sabratha early this year. Both managed to survive the airstrike but later were injured in ground clashes against Sabratha revolutionary fighters.
The mother was slightly injured and taken to the Deterrence Force's prison in Tripoli, while her son Baraa sustained the most serious injuries when he was hit with gunshots in the abdomen. He is now waiting for his fate at a hospital in Tripoli.
His uncle Monsef told Tunisian online newspaper Akher khabar that Baraa had 4 surgeries and his health condition is now deteriorating. He said he had called on the Tunisian Foreign Ministry and civil society institutions to intervene and bring the little boy home for more treatment, but there was no response.
The boy is alone at hospital and in critical conditions, and no one is willing to intervene to bring him from Tripoli, local media reported.
Early this month, the mother of two Tunisian sisters imprisoned in Tripoli declared that the Tunisian state is refusing to bring her daughters from Libya.