Tunisian legal expert, Hazem Kasuri, says that “three files will judicially lead to the dissolution of the Ennahda movement, the political arm of the Brotherhood in Tunisia, and the banning of its political activity forever.”
The researcher referred to the Tunisian investigation into several cases related to terrorism, political assassinations, and receiving funds from abroad in contravention of the country’s security.
Recently, the Tunisian authorities detained a number of leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, most notably its Vice President Ali Al-Arayedh, the former Member of Parliament, Habib Al-Louz, the former Director General of Borders and Foreigners Department at the Ministry of Interior during the Brotherhood’s rule, known for his belonging to the (armed) special regime, in addition to the Brotherhood businessman Muhammad Al-Farikha. The owner of the airline “Sivax”, where they were all arrested in connection with the case of the deportation of Tunisian youths to terrorist hotbeds outside the country.
In a statement to “Sky News Arabia”, Kasuri explained that three serious files Ennahda faced before the Tunisian investigation authorities, the first is the file of sending hundreds of Tunisian youths to fight alongside terrorist organizations allied with the Brotherhood in hotbeds of tension since 2011, and exploiting their influence in ruling the country to facilitate those The tasks, with regard to the second file, with the involvement of the special regime or the armed wing of the organization in carrying out the political assassinations that took place in the country during the past years, most notably the documents submitted by members of the political defense committee, Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi, confirming the Brotherhood’s involvement.
Corruption and assassinations
Kasuri believes that the third file is related to corruption and political assassinations, stressing the need to open this file, especially after Tunisian President Kais Saied repeatedly announced that he had been subjected to assassination attempts.
At the same time, Kasuri stresses the need to hold accountable all the spoilers who caused the collapse of the Tunisian political and economic situation over the course of 10 years of rule in the country.
Al-Kasuri points out that the accusations facing the Brotherhood movement at the present time require its dissolution and the prevention of all its leaders from practicing political work, accusing them of issues related to security and honor in the country.
deportation of extremists
Tunisian parties accused the Ennahda movement of supporting terrorism during its rule after 2011, urging young men in mosques and private meetings to join terrorist groups in Syria, while it was involved in the process of deporting young people from hundreds of religious associations in Tunisia linked to the Brotherhood’s Ennahda movement, where dozens of them were dissolved, after it was proven its connection to terrorist acts.
The Anti-Terrorism Committee, which was formed in Tunisia in 2019, estimated the number of young people who were deported to terrorist hotbeds during the Brotherhood’s rule in 2011 and 2012 at about three thousand, of whom about 1,000 returned to the country in 2018.
In 2017, a committee was formed in the House of Representatives to investigate the matter, but it was unable to carry out its duties due to threats from the Brotherhood.
The head of the committee, Laila El-Shtawy, had stated at the time that she and her family had been threatened and harassed, and said in a press statement: “We were confused and intimidated from within and outside the Ennahda Party, while working on the deportation files, and I and my family were subjected to numerous threats and harassment.”