Tunisia orders arrest of former presidential candidate

September 1, 2021
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Nabil Karoui

The Tunisian government has issued an arrest warrant for a former presidential candidate, Nabil Karoui and his brother, a day after reports that they were detained in neighbouring Algeria.

Karoui was runner-up in Tunisia’s 2019 presidential election, a poll won by Kais Saied, who in July this year, suspended parliament and granted himself sweeping presidential powers.

Nabil Karoui

Since then, there has been a wave of travel bans and house arrests targeting parliamentarians, magistrates and businessmen in an anti-corruption purge that has raised fears of a decline in freedoms

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