Published on: 06/24/2022 – 08:01 Former Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, also a member of the religious Ennahda party, began a hunger strike after his arrest on Thursday on suspicion of money laundering. A few hours after his arrest on Thursday June 23, former Tunisian Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali decided to begin a hunger strike.”Hamadi Jebali told us that he would not answer the investigators’ questions and that he was starting an end strike, because his arrest is politically motivated, and has nothing to do with money laundering”, declared Mokhtar Jemai. “Suspicions of money laundering”According to the private Tunisian radio Mosaïque FM , Hamadi Jebali was taken into custody by the anti-terrorist center of Tunis for “suspicions of money laundering”. For more than a month, former Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali (2011-2013) and who resigned from Ennahdha since 2014, has been the subject of an investigation into the activities of his boiler manufacturing workshop in the Sousse region. , according to his lawyer Zied TaherHamadi Jebali’s lawyers said they met with him at the premises of the anti-terrorist brigade in Tunis. “The president is responsible for the physical and psychological well-being of Hamadi Jebali,” the former head of government’s family also wrote in a statement posted on Facebook, calling on civil society and human rights organizations to man to “stand up against these repressive practices”. The press release also indicated that the mobile phones of the former head of government and his wife had been confiscated by the authorities. make any comment. Tunisian President Kaïs Saïed, who assumed full powers in July 2021, intends to organize a constitutional referendum on July 25, after appointing a new electoral commission and a new superior council of the judiciary, two institutions that the opposition considers at the boot of the Head of State. With AFP and Reuters
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