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Tunisia’s former President Marzouki sentenced to jail in absentia, state media reviews


Marzouki — who lives in Paris — accused sitting Tunisian President Kais Saied of organizing a coup in July after Kais introduced he was suspending the work of Parliament, firing the Prime Minister and suspending lawmakers’ parliamentary immunity amid a mounting political disaster.

Saied has rejected accusations that his seizure of powers, suspension of Parliament and plans to vary the structure are a coup, Reuters reported.

Saied mentioned he acted to finish protracted political paralysis and {that a} referendum will likely be held subsequent yr on a brand new structure, adopted by parliamentary elections, in line with Reuters.

On November 4, TAP reported that the choose in command of his case had issued a world arrest discover in opposition to Marzouki.

Marzouki was elected interim president of Tunisia in 2011 by the Constituent Assembly of Tunisia — in command of devising a brand new structure after the autumn of President Zine El Abidine Ben Al amid the Arab Spring protests. Marzouki was president till 2014.

In the last decade main as much as his appointment, Marzouki had lived in exile. As a human rights activist he based the National Committee for the Defense of Prisoners of Conscience and was the top of the Tunisian League of Human Rights.

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