Tunisian judiciary freezes the assets of more than 100 Brotherhood leaders, including Ghannouchi Jr

In light of the successive blows of the “Tunisian Brotherhood”, the terrorist organization suffered a new blow, by freezing the balances and financial accounts of more than 100 leaders and businessmen affiliated with the Ennahda movement.

According to judicial sources told our reporters, the Tunisian judiciary issued decisions to freeze financial and bank balances and accounts, and to freeze the transfer of ownership of real estate and movable gains belonging to more than 100 Brotherhood leaders and businessmen affiliated with the Brotherhood’s Ennahda Movement party.

Our sources said that the decision came by order of the Public Prosecution in the financial judicial pole, which was involved in the file of suspicions of money laundering of former leaders and affiliates of the Renaissance Party and businessmen, in addition to the Brotherhood associations involved in the file of deporting young people to hotbeds of tension.

Inclusion of Ghannouchi Jr

According to the sources, the financial judicial pole ordered the inclusion of Moaz Ghannouchi, son of the head of the Ennahda Movement, Rashid Ghannouchi, in the inspection (international police) for suspicions of money laundering, as he is a resident of Britain, indicating that the investigations will include other personalities accused of suspicions of money laundering.

The decision of the Public Prosecution in the financial pole came after the arrest and imprisonment of the leader of the Al-Nahda Brotherhood movement, Abdul Karim Suleiman, on charges of money laundering.

The decision came days after the Public Prosecution decided to arrest 10 leaders of the terrorist Brotherhood organization and businessmen associated with it, on suspicion of involvement in money laundering crimes, in the case of the “Namaa” charity of a terrorist nature, according to sources who preferred to remain anonymous.

Money Laundering

Among the 10 leaders against whom today’s decision was issued are current and former leaders of the terrorist Brotherhood, businessmen linked to the group, including a senior figure in the real estate sector, and people specialized in exchanging and changing “currency,” in addition to Brotherhood leaders and officials of Namaa and Merhama associations.

A few days ago, the police arrested the Brotherhood’s leader, Abd al-Karim Suleiman, on charges of money laundering, as he was suspected of being involved in obtaining suspicious financial flows from abroad after January 2011.

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The money that Suleiman acquired is estimated at more than 100 million dinars ($30 million), before depositing it inside under front companies in complex ways, in addition to his possession of many real estate worth millions of Tunisian dinars.

Ennahda involvement

In early February, the Defense Authority for Shukri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi (both assassinated in 2013) revealed, at a press conference, documents implicating the Ennahda Movement and its leader Rashid Ghannouchi in the political assassinations of a number of political activists, led by Belaid.

Investigations into the assassination case revealed the involvement of Ghannouchi, his son, and others in money laundering crimes and making suspicious financial movements with parties from abroad to finance the deportation of Tunisian youths to Syria to join ISIS camps, as well as assaulting internal state security and spying on Tunisians.

He emphasized that preliminary investigations were opened and soon pursued by the hand of the Ennahda movement through its arm in the judiciary, Judge Bashir al-Akrami, which led to stopping the course. Hotbeds of terrorism through sums of money pumped into its account.

The head of the Defense Authority, Reda Al-Radaoui, said, “The path of the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Rashid Al-Ghannouchi, in betraying this country began before 2011,” noting that an association under the name Namaa Tunisia was established in 2011, with the aim of encouraging foreign investments, but it “was involved in deportation crimes (the deportation of young people). Tunisian to fight in areas of conflict and wars).


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