Judiciary refuses to release presidential candidate
Publish date: 09 September 2019
Issue Number: 840
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Tunisia's judiciary has rejected an appeal to release media mogul and presidential candidate Nabil Karoui. Arrested on money laundering charges on 23 August, Karoui was indicted after announcing he intended to run for the presidency in the 15 September polls. A report on the News24 site notes that his lawyers Mohamed Zaanouni, said his client was awaiting another appeal hearing. ‘We hope to have an audience quickly, so that the rights of Mr Karoui with regard to his candidacy are respected,’ he said. Karoui's candidacy has been confirmed by Tunisia's electoral commission.