Detentions come amid a wave of arrests concentrating on politicians and different critics of the federal government.
Tunisian police have arrested two extra outstanding opponents of President Kais Saied and the pinnacle of a radio station that has broadcast criticism of the president.
The detentions on Monday come amid a wave of arrests concentrating on politicians and different critics of the federal government.
Police raided the home of Noureddine Bhiri, a senior official within the largest opposition occasion Ennahdha and a outstanding critic of Saied, and took him away, his lawyer Samir Dilou instructed Reuters information company.
“The police stormed Noureddine Bhiri’s home, assaulted his spouse, and arrested him,” Dilou mentioned.
Bhiri was held for 2 months final 12 months, accused of serving to armed fighters journey to Syria throughout the ISIL (ISIS) offensive, prices he and Ennahdha denied.
Ennahda condemned the “kidnapping of Saied’s opponents”, saying in a press release that “the enlargement of the coup authority in harassing opposition figures, journalists, businessmen and commerce unionists is proof of confusion and lack of ability to face crises”.
Authorities additionally raided the home of Mosaique FM head Noureddine Boutar and arrested him after looking his residence, his lawyer Dalila Ben Mbarek mentioned.
Political activist and lawyer Lazhar Akremi was additionally arrested, attorneys and opposition activists mentioned.
Since Saturday, police have detained numerous figures who’ve voiced opposition to Saied or sought to mobilise protests in opposition to him.
They included a outstanding enterprise chief with shut ties throughout the political spectrum, a former finance minister, one other former senior Ennahdha official, two judges and a former diplomat. Attorneys mentioned they had been arrested on suspicion of assaulting state safety.
Neither the police, inside ministry nor the prime minister’s workplace have publicly commented on the arrests.
In July 2021, Saied shut down parliament, dismissed the federal government and moved to rule by decree earlier than rewriting the structure, strikes his critics known as a coup that pulled aside the democracy constructed after a 2011 revolution.
Saied has denied a coup, saying his strikes had been authorized and needed to save lots of Tunisia from chaos. State tv has largely stopped broadcasting interviews with critics of the president.
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