Today (Monday), a Tunisian court ruled a one-year prison sentence, in addition to a fine of 1,000 Tunisian dinars ($300), against the head of the Ennahda movement, the dissolved parliament speaker, and the Brotherhood’s leader, Rashid Ghannouchi.
The local private radio station, Mosaique, said that the case relates to a complaint filed by a security trade unionist against Ghannouchi, regarding the phrase “tyrants”, which the latter said during his eulogy for one of the movement’s leaders after his death, and the complainant saw that “the security forces are what is meant by the phrase.”
Moez al-Dabbabi, Assistant Secretary-General of the General Secretariat of the Internal Security Forces, said at the time that the communication against Ghannouchi was referred to the judiciary, explaining that Ghannouchi’s classification of security personnel as “tyrants” is a call for terrorist groups to liquidate and target security personnel.
Two prison warrants have already been issued against Ghannouchi in two cases, the first is conspiracy against state security and the second is in the case of communications known as “Instalingo”, which specializes in digital media production, and charges related to money laundering and assaulting state security, despite his refusal to attend the trial session.
The judiciary accused the suspects of committing crimes related to money laundering, exploiting the facilities granted by the characteristics of employment, professional and social activity, and assault intended to change the state’s structure and force the population to confront each other, and stir up chaos, murder and plunder on Tunisian territory.