“The correctional chamber specializing in terrorism cases at the Court of First Instance of Tunis, for the first time, imposed a fine of 1000 dinars (about 300 dollars) with a one-year prison sentence. The head of the Ennahda movement,” Dilo said.
He said, “The case is part of a complaint filed by the former Secretary General of the National Security Association against Khannouchi following his praise of Farhat al-Ghbar, a member of the Ennahda movement in Tataouine (South) Governorate in February 2022, which was considered incitement against the security forces.
Kannucci’s hearing in the case was adjourned to December 29, 2022. He was later released on February 21, 2023, while Ennahda believed that “Ghannouchi’s trial was based on false and defamatory allegations”.
As of 8:00pm (GMT), Tunisian authorities had not commented on the matter.
Ghannochi was arrested on April 17 after a raid at his home, after a Tunis court ordered his jailing for “statements made to him inciting against the security of the state”.