On Monday, November 8, Abdelrazek Lachhab, an environmental activist from Agareb, an agricultural suburb outside Sfax, died after police used tear gas against those protesting the nearby dump and calling for its closure.

The Ministry of Interior released a statement on its official Facebook page denying allegations that police killed Lachhab and claiming that Lachhab had passed away in his home, six kilometers away from the protest. Lachhab’s family and friends who were with him the moment he collapsed outside in the street, while police were firing tear gas against protesters, refute the denial from the Ministry of Interior.