Ennahda: Ghannouchi, deputy called for questioning by police on Monday
Ennahda movement says the current events are part of an effort to distract the public from its economic and social concerns, and deteriorating living conditions.
Tunisian Ennahda movement confirmed Sunday that the movement's head, Rached Ghannouchi, and his deputy, Ali Larayedh, have been called for questioning by police on Monday for sending militants to Syria.
In a statement, the movement warned of the danger of the decision pursued by the coup authority and its attempts to target the opposition, indicating that the current events are part of an effort to distract the public from its economic and social concerns, and deteriorating living conditions.
Ennahda stressed that what is happening will not deter the movement from defending the legitimate rights of Tunisians and supporting their legal movements, adding that it will provide the national public opinion with more information on this issue on Monday evening.
Earlier, Al Mayadeen correspondent in Tunisia cited political sources as saying that the police had summoned Ghannouchi and Larayedh for questioning.
Former Ennahda leader arrested for sending Tunisians to fight in Syria
Our correspondent also reported that the Tunisian security arrested the former leader of Ennahda movement Habib El-Louz to investigate a case related to sending Tunisians to fight in Syria.
"A special squad has arrested Tunisian Ennahda movement Habib El-Louz in the city of Sfax in the country's center, as part of ongoing investigations into a case related to recruiting Tunisians and sending them to fight in Syria," as per local security and media sources.
It is worth noting that El-Louz is accused of being one of the most prominent instigators of the fighting in Syria after the fall of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's regime.
Tunisia: Two former MPs arrested over 'recruiting terrorists to Syria'
Last week, Tunisian security arrested two former representatives of the Dignity Coalition, Mohammad Al-Afas and Rida Al-Jawadi, to investigate a terrorist case related to incitement and involvement in sending Tunisians to Syria.
The case looks into statements and blogs published since 2021 by former MP Fatima Al-Masdi about the recruiting networks to hotbeds of tension and terrorism outside Tunisia.
According to the Tunisian Committee for Combating Terrorism in 2019, the number of Tunisians in the hotbeds of conflict amounted to about 3,000 terrorists, 1,000 of whom returned to Tunisia from 2011 until October 2018.
In 2017, Tunisia formed a parliamentary committee to investigate the networks that were involved in recruiting and sending Tunisian youth to hotbeds of conflict around the world.
Last June, the Tunisian judiciary officially charged 33 people with belonging to terrorist organizations, including Ghannouchi.
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