Rached Ghannouchi, the former Tunisian Speaker has been summoned by the police to clarify his terrorism accusation against govt.

Written by on September 20, 2022

Rached Ghannouchi, speaker of Tunisia’s dissolved parliament and the president of the Ennahdha party, has appeared at a police station after being summoned to answer questions over what his party has said are accusations relating to terrorism.

Dozens of protesters, including lawyers and political activists, gathered on Monday outside the building in the capital, Tunis, to demonstrate against the questioning of Ghannouchi, who has denounced President Kais Saied’s seizure of broad powers.

The protesters carried placards with inscriptions such as “The police state is finishe,.” ” We are with you Ghannouchi,” while some of them chanted ” Freedom to Ghnnouchi!”

Tunisian authorities have not given any statement on the reason for Ghannouchi’s summons.
Ennahdha officials said on Saturday that Ghannouchi and another party member, former Prime Minister Ali Larayedh, would be questioned by police for sending jihadists to Syria without giving details.

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