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Tunisia: muscular arrest of a deputy hostile to President Saied

2021-09-17T16:40:56.735Z

A Tunisian deputy fiercely opposed to President Kais Saied, was violently arrested by plainclothes police on Friday, September 17 ...



A Tunisian deputy, fiercely opposed to President Kais Saied, was violently arrested by plainclothes police on Friday (September 17) as he went to the Tunis military court to appear before an examining magistrate, according to his lawyer who filmed the report. scene.

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Seifeddine Makhlouf, leader of Al-Karama, an ultra-conservative Islamo-nationalist party allied with the Islamist-inspired movement Ennahdha, has been prosecuted by military justice after losing his immunity following President Saied's coup de force which assumed full powers on July 25.

He is the subject of a warrant of arrest issued by the military justice since September 2 for a case related to an altercation that occurred in March at Tunis airport.

Makhlouf and two other deputies from his bloc are suspected of having insulted border police officers who had banned a woman from traveling.

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We are not afraid of the military tribunal

"

Makhlouf decided on Friday to go to the military court in Tunis, in the presence of his lawyers, he said in a video recorded as he walked there.

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We are not afraid of the military tribunal, but we reject coups that use military justice to settle scores with opponents,

" said the trained lawyer in the video, referring to President Saied.

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But "as

soon as he arrived in court, plainclothes police officers quickly walked over to Seifeddine, tackling him to the ground, beating him before forcing him into a civilian car

," the AFP his lawyer Anouar Ouled Ali who filmed this muscular arrest.

Posted on social media, this video shows the MP trying to extricate himself from the hands of five men in civilian clothes who forced him into a gray car, punching him to immobilize him.

Contacted by AFP, the spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior was unreachable.

What has happened is extremely serious and unprecedented.

Seifeddine Makhlouf was kidnapped by a police militia

”, denounced Me Ouled Ali.

Source: lefigaro

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