Tunisia: Coup regime’s “anti-terrorism police” abduct former PM

Source: Reuters

“Tunisia’s anti-terrorism police detained for one day Ali Laarayedh, a former prime minister and senior official in the Islamist opposition Ennahda party, after an investigation into suspicions of sending jihadists to Syria, lawyers said on Tuesday. In the same case, the police postponed the hearing of Tunisia’s Islamist opposition leader and speaker of the dissolved parliament Rached Ghannouchi to midday on Tuesday, after waiting for about 14 hours. … Ennahda denies accusations of terrorism, calling it a political attack on a foe of President Kais Saied. Ghannouchi, 81, has accused Saied of an anti-democratic coup since he seized most powers last summer, shutting down the parliament and moving to rule by decree, powers he has largely formalised with a new constitution ratified in a July referendum.” (09/20/22)

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/tunisias-anti-terrorism-police-detain-former-prime-minister-ali-laarayedh-lawyer-2022-09-20/