Arrested in Tunisia a journalist who had been called to testify “for electronic crime”

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June 21 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Tunisian journalist Zied al Hani was arrested this Tuesday in El Aouina, in the capital of Tunis, after the country’s justice summoned him for alleged “electronic crime”, without providing any further details.

The journalist was summoned the day before to appear before the Fifth Central Division –destined to combat crimes related to information and communication technologies– for the commission of an alleged electronic crime, according to the Mosaique FM station.

At the moment, it is unknown what charges Al Hani is accused of, beyond the aforementioned “electronic crime” referred to in his summons.

This arrest comes after the Tunisian Anti-Terrorist Judicial Center Prosecutor’s Office opened — at the beginning of June — an investigation against 21 opponents of the Tunisian president, who were accused of conspiring against state security.

The aforementioned list included, among others, the former head of the office of the Presidency Nadia Akacha, who resigned from office in January 2022 due to “fundamental differences in points of view” with the president, or the leader of the Islamist Ennahda party, Rachid Ghanuchi, sentenced in May to one year in prison and a fine of almost 3,000 euros for allegedly having called some police officers “tyrants”.

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