TUNIS, Oct. 3 – Tunisian police arrested Abir Moussi, a prominent opposition leader, at the entrance to the presidential palace on Tuesday, her lawyer and an aide said.
“What happened was a kidnapping in front of the presidency, and she is being held at the police station …”, lawyer Nafaa Laribi said.
Moussi’s assistant stated in a Facebook video that Moussi had been “kidnapped” in front of the Carthage Palace.
Authorities were unavailable to comment immediately.
Moussi is the leader of the Free Constitutional Party and a supporter of the 2011 ousted president Zine El Abidine ben Ali.
Dozens of furious Moussi supporters protested in front of the La Goulette police station, chanting slogans against Saied as a large police contingent cordoned off the building.
Moussi said in a video posted earlier on Tuesday that she went to the presidential reception office to submit an appeal for the upcoming local elections. She was required to take this action in order to file an appeal with the Administrative Court.
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