obtestation

ob·test

 (ŏb-tĕst′)
tr.v. ob·test·ed, ob·test·ing, ob·tests
To supplicate; entreat.

[Latin obtestārī : ob-, to; see ob- + testārī, to call as a witness (from testis, witness; see trei- in Indo-European roots).]

ob′tes·ta′tion n.
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Jebali's remarks came after an international rights group asked the Tunisian government to suspend the extradition pending the UN refugee agency's decision over Mahmoudi's obtestation for political asylum, the report said.