Court order to release MP in protest against President Saeed – Agence Afrique

A Tunisia military court on Monday ordered the conditional release of Seifeddin Makhlouf, a parliamentarian who has been jailed since last September for his sharp criticism of President Kais Saied and his way of running the country, his lawyer said.

Makhlouf benefited from “release under judicial supervision” and should be released from prison “in the next few hours”, specified his lawyer, Mee Samir Ben Omar.

The deputy lost his parliamentary immunity following a coup by President Kais Saied, who assumed full powers on 25 July, dismissed his prime minister, suspended parliament and also took control of the judiciary.

Makhlouf was arrested on 22 September following an order issued by a military court to “undermine the dignity of the military”, following a dispute with judges of a military court, and border restrictions on a woman. He was also prosecuted for alleged insult to police officers. travel in march

The leader of al-Karama, an ultra-conservative Islamo-nationalist party affiliated with the Islamist-inspired movement Ennahdha, Seyfedin Makhlouf, had already been briefly arrested on 17 September, when he appeared before a judge. Were going to the military court in Tunis to be.’ Instructions.

In addition, more than twenty Tunisian NGOs condemned a police “repression” and “barbaric” attacks against journalists and demonstrators during last Friday’s protests against President Kais Saied last Saturday.

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