General Inspectorate of Justice Ministry tasked with investigating circumstances of Nabil Karoui arrest
24/08/2019 15:59, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP)- Justice Minister Mohamed Karim Jamoussi ordered an investigation to be conducted by the General Inspectorate into the circumstances of issuing two warrants of committal against Nabil and Ghazi Karoui. The legality of procedures used also needs to be checked, a ministry source told TAP.

In the case in point, it is spelled out in the law that "under the direct authority of the minister, the General Inspectorate can exercise inspection of all jurisdictions, departments and facilities reporting to the ministry except for the Court of Cassation. Professional secrecy cannot be upheld when it comes to the mission of the designated inspector."

Nabil Karoui, owner of a Nessma TV and chairman and presidential candidate of Heart of Tunisia party, was arrested Friday by a brigade of the General Directorate of National Security at the Tunis-Beja highway and taken to the civil prison of Mornaguia.

This arrest caused considerable controversy.

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