Tunisia’s former president Sentenced to 4 Years in Jail

A Tunisian court has sentenced former president Moncef Marzouki to four years in jail on charges of conspiring against state security, the TAP state news agency said Wednesday.

At the beginning of November, a Tunisian judge issued an international arrest warrant against Marzouki.

 

The arrest warrant was issued two weeks after president Kais Saied ordered an investigation into statements made by the former president.

 

Marzouki’s lawyer, Lamia Khemiri, said that the former president had not received any summons to appear in court.