Tunisian Court Releases Ex-Prime Minister Jebali

Tunisian Judge Releases Ex-Prime Minister Hamadi (News Central TV)
FILE PHOTO: Tunisia’s Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali speaks as he announces his resignation during a news conference in Tunis February 19, 2013. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi

A Tunisian Court has released former Prime Minister of the country Hamadi Jebali four days after he was arrested on accusations of money laundering.

Jebali was rushed to the hospital on Saturday after going on a hunger strike to protest his incarceration.

Jebali belonged to the Ennahda Islamist party, which held the majority of seats in parliament until President Kais Saied abolished it and assumed executive control of Tunisia last year, during his tenure as prime minister from 2011 to 2013.

His detention, according to the party, was a part of an effort to settle political scores. Jebali was detained by security personnel, according to a statement on his official Facebook page on in May. His release was also clamored for by the Ennahda party.

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Former Prime Minister of the country Hamadi Jebali

However, the interior ministry claims that it is looking into a factory on land owned by the former president’s wife, and that he insisted on accompanying her to the police station.

Jebali was Prime Minister of Tunisia from December 2011 to March 2013. He was the Secretary-General of the Ennahda Movement until he left his party in December 2014 in the course of the 2014 Tunisian presidential election.

In 1981 he became involved with Tunisia’s Islamist movement, then called Movement of the Islamic Tendency. He was director and editor-in-chief of Al-Fajr (Dawn), the former weekly newspaper of the Islamist Ennahda Party.  He served as longtime member of the party’s executive council and remains secretary-general of Ennahda.

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