Military Justice requests waiver of immunity of Judge Mohamed Najem Gharsalli
07/12/2017 18:03, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Sspokesman for the Supreme Judicial Council (French: CSM) Imed Khaskhoussi said Thursday the military justice has requested the Council to lift the immunity of Judge Mohamed Najem Gharsalli, former interior minister and former ambassador of Tunisia to Morocco.

In a statement to TAP, the spokesman for the CSM said that the immunity can be lifted only according to well-defined procedures including summoning and hearing the person concerned before setting a hearing date to decide on the issue of waiver of immunity.

The Military Prosecutor’s Office had indicated on November 3 that Najem Gharsalli was heard by the investigating judge as a witness in his capacity as former minister of the interior in the case of breach to state security involving businessman Chafik Jarraya.

"Any change in the situation of the parties involved in the investigation requires the completion of certain preliminary proceedings," the source said.

Mohamed Najem Gharsalli has been removed from his post as Tunisia's ambassador to Morocco at the end of last October.

Gharsalli had left the Habib Essid’s government as part of a cabinet reshuffle in January 2016.

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