Military Court defers “airport” case (lawyers)

The Military Court of First Instance in Tunis decided on Monday to defer the “airport case” at the request of the defence lawyers.

Samir Dilou, member of the defence collective, said the defendants wish to present evidence that the case is being treated by the judiciary and pending the appeal decision.

The military court had rejected the request of the prosecution to issue an arrest warrant against former MP Mohamed Affes, Dilou added.

The MP in question had announced turning himself in to military justice on Monday morning after nine months on the run.

The defendants attended the hearing at the headquarters of the military court, according to Dilou.

MP for Al-Karama Coalition Mohamed Affes has been wanted by the military justice since July 2021 in the “airport case,” in which other MPs from the coalition are also involved, including Seifeddine Makhlouf.

Last August, the military court issued a warrant for the arrest of MPs Abdellatif Aloui and Mohamed Affès in the case of the attacks committed at Tunis-Carthage airport.

This decision follows their refusal to appear, on two occasions, before the military court to be heard in this case

Source: Tap News Agency