Rachid Ghanuchi, leader of the main opposition party in Tunisia, the Ennahda Islamist movement, appeared again on Monday before an investigating judge in the framework of an anti-terrorist investigation against him.
Ghanuchi has appeared this Monday while his supporters have gathered in front of the doors of the Tunisian court. The Ennahda leader is facing an investigation on suspicion of sending nearly 800 fighters to Syria.
“He is appearing in freedom (…) the Prosecutor’s file is empty,” said a member of the opposition party, Noureddine Bhiri, adding that this is “a vain attempt to divert the attention of public opinion from social concerns real”, according to the TAP news agency.
The country is immersed in the preparations for the December 17 elections. In fact, the Independent Higher Instance for Elections (ISIE) announced in September the start of the electoral period for the elections.
Tunisia has a serious political crisis behind it due to the decision in July 2021 of the president, Kais Saied, to dissolve the Government and suspend the Parliament, later dissolved, amid opposition complaints about an authoritarian drift on the part of the president.