Tunisia detains Brotherhood former Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali

Tunisian security forces detained former Prime Minister, Hamadi Jebali, on Tuesday, according to his family.

“Security forces in civilian clothes raided our home at 8:00 am (7:00 GMT) and arrested him,” Jebali’s wife, Wahida Trabelsi, told our reporters.

“Jebali was taken to the National Guard barracks in El-Aouina, in the northern suburbs of the capital, Tunis,” she added.

Jebali, a member of the opposition Ennahda movement, headed the government from December 2011 to February 2013. He also ran in the 2019 presidential elections.

Last year, Jebali and his wife were arrested on charges of “possession of dangerous materials”. They were later released after pressure from human rights groups.

In June 2022, Jebali was also arrested on money laundering charges, according to the Interior Ministry at the time.

While President Kais Saied insists that his measures were meant to “save” the country.

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