Tunisia’s Ennahda blames authorities for threats against opponents

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President of Ennahda Movement, Rached Ghannouchi (C) speaks at the rally attended by supporters of Ennahda Movement to demand the end of political crisis in the country as the cabinet revision issue between President of Tunisia, Kais Saied and Prime Minister of Tunisia, Hichem Mechichi continues in Tunis, Tunisia, on February 27, 2021. [Yassine Gaidi - Anadolu Agency]

Tunisia’s Ennahda movement has blamed the country’s authorities for the rising threats against political opponents in the country, Anadolu reports. In a statement, Ennahda reiterated its rejection of attempts to divide Tunisians and incitement against political opponents. It held the Tunisian authorities responsible for “the rising threats against political figures opposing the coup,” without providing details about the nature of threats against opposition politicians. There was no comment from the Tunisian authorities on Ennahda’s statement. Tunisia has been in the throes of a deep political crisis since July 25, 2021, when President Kais Saied dismissed the government, suspended parliament, and assumed executive authority, in a move decried by opponents as a “coup.” The North African country is also going through […]

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