Hearing of Noureddine Bhiri deferred until January 17

The investigating judge at the judicial counter-terrorism division has decided to defer the hearing of Noureddine Bhiri, leader in Ennahdha and former minister, until January 17, member of the defence lawyers committee Mokhtar Jemai told TAP.

The deferral was upon the request of the defence lawyers, he added.

The investigating judge last December 6 adjourned Bhiri’s hearing until January 4, 2023, in investigations related to the delivery of Tunisian documents and passports to foreigners.

Bhiri was placed under house arrest by decision of the Minister of Interior, Taoufik Charfeddine in from December 2021 to March 2022.

At a press conference held on January 3, 2022, the minister said the house-arrest decision against Noureddine Bhiri (and others) was based on an enforceable legal text, namely Decree No. 50 of 1978, including its Article 5.

Charfeddine said “these are major grievances, subject of a judicial investigation relating to the making and issuance of passports, national identity cards, birth certificates and granting of nationalities in violation of legal and administrative procedures in force.”

Source: Tap News Agency

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