Tunisian police arrest ex-PM Jebali on suspicion of money laundering

Issued on: 24/06/2022 – 08:32 Tunisian police on Thursday arrested former prime minister Hamadi Jebali, who can be a former senior member within the Ennahda celebration, on suspicion of cash laundering, his lawyer advised Reuters. Police within the metropolis of Sousse seized Jebali’s telephone and his spouse’s telephone and took him to an unknown location, in response to an announcement by his household on Fb. Jebali’s arrest raises opposition issues over human rights since President Kais Saied seized management of govt energy final yr, in a transfer his opponents referred to as a coup. The inside ministry declined to touch upon Jebali’s arrest. The ministry referred to as a press convention for Friday, with out giving any particulars. Jebali’s defence group mentioned they met him … Read more

Hundreds protest in Tunis against Saied’s constitutional referendum plan

Issued on: 19/06/2022 – 16:57 A whole lot of individuals demonstrated in Tunis on Sunday in a second day of protest towards a constitutional referendum referred to as by President Kais Saied that his opponents say would cement his maintain on energy. The demonstration was organised by the Salvation Entrance, a coalition together with the reasonable Islamist Ennahda, the most important occasion in a parliament that Saied dissolved in March. It adopted an identical protest on Saturday referred to as by the Free Constitutional Occasion over the referendum, and a strike on Thursday by a robust labour union over authorities financial reform plans, which introduced a lot of the county to a standstill. The president’s supporters say he’s standing as … Read more