Tunisia: Two former MPs arrested over 'recruiting terrorists to Syria'
The Tunisian security arrests two former MPs to investigate a terrorist case related to sending Tunisians to fight in Syria.
Tunisian security arrested Wednesday 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, of whom 1,000 terrorists 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.