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Tunisia: President dismisses, prosecutes Gabes governor

Tunisian President Kais Saied meets with ministers of the cabinet during cabinet meeting at the Carthage Palace in the capital Tunis, Tunisia on September 15, 2022. [TUNISIAN PRESIDENCY - Anadolu Agency]
Tunisian President Kais Saied [TUNISIAN PRESIDENCY/Anadolu Agency]

Tunisian President Kais Saied on Thursday dismissed Mosbah Kardemin, the governor of the Gabes governorate, who was appointed on 6 June, 2022, from his duties and prosecuted him for "committing illegal acts."

The Tunisian presidency announced that Saied has: "Decided to dismiss Mosbah Kardemin, the governor of Gabes, from his duties," according to Anadolu Agency.

In a second statement, the presidency stated that on orders from Saied: "The Public Prosecution Office authorised, at the request of Minister of Justice Leila Jaffal, the opening of a judicial investigation against the former governor of Gabes related to actions he committed that are criminalised by law."

The statement quoted the Tunisian president as saying: "The people want to purify the country… There is no room for breaking the law, whether by those in power or not."

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