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Tunisian officials tighten noose around Islamist Ennahda

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Tunisian officials are putting pressure on the Islamist Ennahda party after accusing it of assassinating two left-wing opposition leaders in 2013, adding that there is evidence.

Mohammed Brahmi, a critic of Ennahda, was assassinated in 2013, two years after former Tunisian President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali was toppled in 2011.

The horrible murder was preceded by the assassination of Chokri Belaïd, a left-wing lawyer, by hardliners.

An independent investigative commission said in a press statement in October that there are links between Ennahda and a secret organization that is believed by the commission to be responsible for the murder of the two figures, adding that they have evidence.

Ridha Raddaoui, a spokesman for the Belaïd and Brahmi Defense Commission, said that he had evidence proving the presence of direct contact between two senior Ennahda figures and Mustapha Khedher, who is believed to be the head of a security service spying on the army and government officials, as well as embassies and diplomats.

 

Last Modified: Monday، 19 November 2018 11:07 PM
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