Ghannouchi gets a year in absentia from a Tunisian judge.


Rached Ghannouchi, the leader of the Tunisian opposition and a vehement opponent of President Kais Saied, was found guilty of incitement and sentenced to one year in prison to be served in absentia on Monday, according to his attorney Monia Bouali.

Ghannouchi, age 81, has been incarcerated since April of last year, when he was taken into custody by the police from his residence on the suspicion that he was planning an attack on state security.

This month, the leader of the Ennahda party, Ghannouchi, made the decision to refuse to appear before the judiciary. He did so in order to reject what he referred to as fabricated political trials.


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