December 31, 2021, 11:34 GMTUpdated 56 minutes ago
Tunisia’s Ennahda movement accused security forces of kidnapping its vice president and a frozen member of parliament Noureddine Al-Buhairi.
And security forces in civilian clothes took al-Buhairi on Friday morning to an unknown destination, the movement said in an official statement.
The Tunisian parliament’s presidency described what happened as a “dangerous trend.”
There was no official comment from the Tunisian authorities regarding the Ennahda movement’s statement.
However, the Ministry of the Interior issued a statement regarding “placement of two people under house arrest”, without revealing their identities, according to the Tunisian News Agency.
The ministry explained that this measure came in accordance with the “law regulating the state of emergency.”
According to the Ennahda movement’s statement, lawyer Saeeda Al-Akrimi, Al-Buhairi’s wife, was with him and “was subjected to verbal abuse.”
The movement considered what happened a “dangerous precedent”, warning that it “predicts the country’s entry into the tunnel of tyranny and the liquidation of political opponents outside the framework of the law.”
The Presidency of Parliament’s Facebook page published a statement saying that it “strongly condemns this practice, which brings us back to the behavior of a tyrannical state.”
She continued, “We stress that this dangerous trend will only increase the free people’s adherence to freedom, justice and democracy, and they are ready to sacrifice in order to recover these values for which successive generations sacrificed.”
The Ennahda movement, and a large number of political parties and organizations in Tunisia, accuse Tunisian President Kais Saied of overturning the constitution after freezing parliament, dissolving the government and seizing all executive powers on July 25.
Said asserts that he is in the process of carrying out political reforms in the democratic system and correcting the course of the revolution in Tunisia.
Two weeks ago, Saeed extended the suspension of parliament until new general elections were held, which he pledged would take place in about a year.
He also announced the conduct of an “online public consultation”. He said that it will include Tunisians at home and abroad, to submit proposals, between January 1 and the end of March 2022 on political reforms.
According to the plan announced by the presidency, a referendum on these proposed reforms will be held on the twenty-fifth of next July, followed by the parliamentary elections on December 17, 2022.
Saeed accuses a number of parties represented in the frozen parliament of receiving funds from abroad, considering that these parties cannot be allowed to exist in parliament. He also describes the 2014 constitution, under which he was elected to the presidency, as “no longer valid and has lost its legitimacy.”
The Tunisian judiciary has opened an investigation of three political parties, including Ennahda and Qalb Tounes, the two largest parties represented in the frozen parliament, on suspicion of receiving foreign funds during the 2019 presidential elections.
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