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Ex-president: 'Some parties call Egypt style military regime in Tunisia'

Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki in Tunisia, on 7 September 2019 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]
Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki in Tunisia, on 7 September 2019 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

Former Tunisian President, Moncef Marzouki, said that "the military regime in Egypt relies on intimidation and terrorism to impose its coup power," and "there are demands of establishing a similar regime in Tunisia."

"What matters to me is that in my country there is a group of old fascists, new populists and rogue democrats calling for establishing a similar regime in Tunisia," Marzouki wrote in a post on Facebook, stressing that "we still have some time to block the path of their attempts."

He stressed that "the time has come to resume the revolution."

Comments on Egypt's execution of 17 people on Monday including Sheikh Abdel Halim Gabreel, an 80-year-old Qur'an teacher, on bogus charges, Marzouki said: "This man is called Abdul Rahim Abdel Halim Gabreel. I do not care about his religion, the ideology he embraces, or the charges brought against him. I care that he is a human being who was hanged at the age of 80."

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