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Tunisian security forces detain senior Enafuda leaders

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Tunisia’s President Kais Saied accused him of causing a coup d’etat by suspending parliament, and the party said the arrest showed a slip into tyranny.

Since Sayed’s July intervention, several senior politicians and business leaders have been detained and legally charged, often including cases of corruption and defamation. (Reuters)

Tunisia’s security forces have detained senior officials from the largest party in the suspended parliament for the first time since President Kais Saied took control in July.

The Enafuda Party, which accused the coup of freezing parliament and accumulating power, said plainclothes agents seized Nureddin Bairi on Friday morning and took him away.

It called the arrest a dangerous precedent that might foresee a slip into tyranny.

Sayed promised to uphold the rights and freedoms acquired in the 2011 revolution in Tunisia, which brought about democracy and caused the Arab spring uprising throughout the region.

However, he empowered himself to govern by decree during the transition period, which wiped out the democratic constitution of 2014 and provided a new constitution for the referendum.

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Nafda, who had the highest number of seats in the suspended parliament, was banned before the revolution, but has since become the most consistently influential party and a member of successive coalition governments.

However, in recent years, Tunisia’s economy has stagnated and its political system has become paralyzed, weakening support for the party and making it the first in the 2019 parliamentary elections, with far fewer votes than last year. I got it.

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