Tunisian media: the judiciary retains the head of the Ennahda Shura Council for “financial corruption”

Tunisia / Adel Al-Thabidi / Anatolia

Tunisian media reported, on Wednesday, that the judicial authorities decided to retain the head of the Shura Council of the Ennahda Movement, Abdel Karim Al-Harouni, “on suspicions related to financial and administrative corruption and money laundering.”

Local Radio Mosaique (exclusive) said, “The Public Prosecution Office at the Court of First Instance in Tunis authorized the agents of the Central Division for Branched Financial Crimes of the National Guard in Aouina to detain for 48 hours the head of the Shura Council of the Ennahda Movement, Abdel Karim Harouni, on suspicions related to financial and administrative corruption, laundering and money laundering.” .

He pointed out that “research into the same case included a general manager of a public petroleum company (whose name was not mentioned) and it was decided to retain him.”

As of 12:45 (GMT), neither the Tunisian authorities nor the Ennahdha movement had issued a comment on the matter.

Earlier on Wednesday, Ennahda announced that the security authorities had arrested the head of the movement’s Shura Council, Abdel Karim Al-Harouni, yesterday, Tuesday.

She said in a statement: “The security authorities arrested the former minister and head of the Shura Council of the Ennahda Movement, Engineer Abdel Karim Al-Harouni, after they had placed him under house arrest since last Saturday.”

Al-Nahda condemned Al-Harouni’s arrest, stressing that “he is undergoing careful treatment from a doctor specializing in burns, and placing him under arrest could deteriorate his health condition and pose a threat to his life.”

Al-Harouni assumed the Ministry of Transport in the governments of Hamadi Al-Jabali (December 2011 – February 2013) and Ali Al-Arayedh (March 2013 – January 2014).

Since last February, Tunisia has witnessed an arrest campaign that included media figures, activists, judges, businessmen, and politicians, including the head of the Ennahdha movement, Rashid Ghannouchi, and a number of its leaders, including Ali Al-Arayedh, Nour Al-Din Al-Behairi, and Sayed Al-Ferjani.

Tunisian President Kais Saied accused some of those arrested of “conspiring against state security and being behind crises in the distribution of goods and high prices,” accusations that the opposition denies.

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