Alertes de sécurité

À noter, les alertes ne sont disponibles qu'en anglais
23 août 2019 | 18h36 UTC

Tunisia: Protests possible following August 23 arrest of presidential candidate

Tunisia Alerte de sécurité

Protests possible following August 23 arrest of presidential election candidate Nabil Karoui; avoid all gatherings

TIMEFRAME expected from 23/8/2019, 12h00 until 26/8/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Tunis). COUNTRY/REGION Tunisia

Event

On Friday, August 23, a Tunisian judge ordered the detention of media magnate and presidential candidate Nabil Karoui on charges of tax evasion and money laundering. Media reports claim Karoui was arrested as he traveled to Tunis from Béja. It is not immediately known if Karoui's arrest will impact his candidacy for the September 15 presidential election. 

Associated demonstrations and political gatherings are possible over the coming hours and days, particularly in Tunis, in the wake of Karoui's arrest. 

Context

The upcoming September 15 election seeks to replace President Beji Caid Essebsi, who died on July 25. Former speaker of parliament, Mohamed Ennaceur, is currently serving as interim president. The upcoming elections were set to take place on November 17 but were rescheduled due to Essebsi's sudden death. Nabil Karoui had been barred in July from traveling abroad amid an investigation into money laundering allegations. 

Advice

Individuals in Tunisia are advised to monitor developments, avoid all demonstrations, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Alertes reliées