Tunisian presidential candidate freed days before election

One America News Network 1 month ago

October 9, 2019

TUNIS (Reuters) – A Tunisian appeals court on Wednesday freed presidential candidate Nabil Karoui days before Sunday’s second-round runoff election, his lawyer Kamal Ben Massoud told Reuters.

Karoui, a media mogul, was detained in August before the first round of the election and has spent the entire campaign period in prison pending a verdict in his trial for money laundering and tax evasion, which he denies.

(Reporting By Tarek Amara, writing by Angus McDowall)


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