Tunisian judiciary investigates Ghannouchi again
The anti-terror judge has begun to interrogate the Head of the Tunisian Ennahdha Movement in the case of facilitating "travel networks to hotbeds of tension" in Syria and Iraq.
The anti-terror judge has begun to interrogate the Head of the Tunisian Ennahdha Movement, Rached Ghannouchi, in the case of facilitating "travel networks to hotbeds of tension," Mokhtar Al-Jamai, the lawyer for the head of the movement announced on Monday.
Ghannouchi was questioned today after his lawyer requested to postpone the hearing session last September 21, Al-Jamai added.
Last September, the judiciary postponed the investigation with Ghannouchi in the case of what is known as sending Tunisians "to hotbeds of tension” in Syria and Iraq, to November 28, corresponding to today.
Investigations began after a complaint filed by former MP Fatima Al-Mesdi last December and they involve several members of Ennahdha, including the former leader of the movement Habib El-Louz.
Last June, the Tunisian judiciary officially charged 33 people with belonging to a terrorist organization, including Ghannouchi and former Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali, and ordered the freezing of their financial assets and bank accounts.
Also, the Tunisian judiciary issued a decision on June 27 banning Ghannouchi from traveling as part of an investigation into political assassinations that took place in 2013.
Ghannouchi was summoned last July 19 for investigation in a case related to money laundering and corruption. Ennahdha denied the charges against its leader, and the investigating judge decided to release him.