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Tunisia: Ghannouchi and 32 other figures charged with terrorism

Tunisia's Ennahdha Islamist Party Leader Rached Ghannouchi [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]
Tunisia's Ennahdha Islamist Party Leader Rached Ghannouchi [FETHI BELAID/AFP via Getty Images]

The Tunisian judiciary charged the head of the Ennahda movement Rached Ghannouchi, along with 32 other figures, with terrorism.

Lawyer Iman Gazara said: "On Monday, 33 people were officially charged in this case [the assassination of Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi] including the head of the Ennahda movement, Rached Ghannouchi, on charges relating to membership in a terrorist organisation."

She added that "the first investigating judge … brought 17 charges against the 33 defendants."

Gazara added: "Among the most prominent of these charges is membership in a terrorist organisation and money laundering."

Chokri Belaid, head of the Democratic Patriots' Unified Party, was assassinated on 6 February 2013 in front of his house in the capital, while Brahmi, the head of the Popular Current Party was assassinated on 5 July 2013 in front of his house in the capital. Later, individuals affiliated to a Daesh affiliate confessed to killing them.

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