Tunisia Court Sentences Ex-President to 8 Years in Absentia

Moncef Marzouki was Tunisia’s first democratically elected head of government after the Arab Spring in 2011. He has since become a fierce critic of current President Kais Saied.

A court in Tunisia sentenced former President Moncef Marzouki to eight years in prison on Friday after he was found guilty in absentia of seeking to “provoke disorder.”

Marzouki, who was Tunisia’s first democratically elected head of state after the country’s 2011 Arab Spring revolution, lives in France and was not present…

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