Tunisia counter-terrorism pole decides to probe Ghannouchi
Tunisia's counter-terrorism pole is probing Ennahda movement leader Racher Ghannouchi for charges of terrorism and money laundering.
The counter-terrorism pole in Tunisia has decided to interrogate Ennahda movement leader Rached Ghannouchi as a culprit in the July 19 Namaa Tunisia Association case, sources told Al Mayadeen on Wednesday.
The spokesperson for the Tunisian Ministry of Interior announced arresting three individuals with links to the Namaa Tunisia Association on charges of money laundering after Tunis received intelligence that the organization was receiving foreign funds.
Among these individuals was a "senior political figure that helped found a political party."
The Tunisian Financial Analysis Committee issued a statement informing banks they must "immediately implement the ruling from the investigating judge of the counter-terrorism pole".
The statement carried a list including Ghannouchi, his son, Mouadh, former prime minister Hamadi Jebali, and former foreign minister Rafik Abdessalem, all of whom are or used to be key figures in the Ennahda movement.
A court had already imposed a travel ban on Ghannouchi in June in light of an investigation into the assassinations of high-profile figures in 2013.
Jabali is also being probed for money laundering in relation to foreign funds transferred to the aforementioned organization. He was also apprehended for several days before being released once again. He is also set to appear before a counter-terror court on July 20.