Tunisia’s former PM Jebali released from custody

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Al-Araby

Tunisia’s former prime minister and senior official of the Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party, Hamadi Jebali, was released on Monday, four days after he was arrested, one of his lawyers said. A judge ordered Jebali’s release but he remains under investigation for suspected “money laundering”, the lawyer, Samir Dilou, told AFP. He will have to appear on July 20 before an investigating judge of the anti-terrorist unit of Tunis, Dilou added. On hunger strike since his arrest, Jebali was hospitalised Saturday while remaining in custody, said his lawyers. Jebali was arrested Thursday in Sousse, a coa…

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