Ghannouchi’s arrest undermines political pluralism in Tunisia

P / London / Abdul Jabbar Aburas

On Tuesday, the British International Workplace introduced that the arrest of the chief of the Ennahda motion, Rashid Ghannouchi, “undermines political pluralism within the nation.”

“The arrests in Tunisia, together with that of Ghannouchi, and the restrictions imposed on the opposition undermine political pluralism within the nation,” the ministry mentioned on Twitter, quoting Lord Tariq Ahmed, Minister for the Center East and International Affairs. Exterior Workplace.

“I name on the federal government to respect the rules and values ​​of an open, democratic society for the advantage of all Tunisians,” added the consultant of British diplomacy.

Ennahda introduced, on Monday night, the arrest of its president, Rashid Ghannouchi, and taking him to the El Aouina barracks (Tunisia), on the directions of the Public Prosecutor, inside the framework of the judicial pole to fight terrorism.

Since February 11, the Tunisian authorities have carried out a marketing campaign of arrests that included get together leaders, two judges, a businessman, a lawyer and an activist.

Tunisian President Kais Mentioned denied that these arrests had been political and accused among the detainees of “conspiring in opposition to state safety.” Others are accused of being the origin of crises linked to excessive costs and shortages of some merchandise.

Saied has repeatedly insisted on the independence of the judicial authorities, however the opposition accuses him of utilizing justice to prosecute those that reject the distinctive measures he took on July 25, 2021, which sparked an acute political disaster.

* Translated from the Arabic by Hajar Al-Shirni

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