Today, Monday, the head of the Tunisian Ennahda movement and the speaker of the dissolved parliament, Rashid Ghannouchi, appeared in a second hearing in the framework of investigations into the so-called “deportation to hotbeds of tension” case, which is intended to facilitate the exit of Tunisians to Syria to participate in the war within armed organizations.
After two months of a lengthy hearing that ended with his release, Ghannouchi appeared again before the investigating judge of the Counter-Terrorism Unit.
The head of the Ennahda Movement and his deputy, Ali Al-Areedh, were subjected, along with a number of movement leaders and security leaders, to an investigation in this case, which began following a complaint submitted by a former parliamentarian to the military judiciary, before he transferred it to the judicial pole to combat terrorism due to the presence of civilians among the defendants.
Ennahda movement said earlier that the case file is "empty and does not contain any evidence incriminating the movement's leaders," blaming what it called the "coup authority" for the consequences of these methods.
The head of the movement is being prosecuted in other cases, some of which are related to money laundering. A few months ago, a judge froze the financial balances and bank accounts of 10 personalities, including Ghannouchi and former Prime Minister Hammadi al-Jabali.
After being interrogated 3 weeks ago in what is known as the “Instalgino” case, which relates to financial transactions described as suspicious for a digital content production company, Ghannouchi denounced the accusations against him in this case, describing them as fabricated, considering that the “dictatorship” in Tunisia is “living its last days,” according to his expression.