The Tunisian Ennahda movement revealed that Representative Noureddine El-Beheiri is in a serious condition and has been urgently transferred to a hospital, at a time when the frozen Speaker of Parliament, Rashid Ghannouchi, sent a letter to the president holding him responsible for El-Beheiry’s life.
Riad al-Shuaibi, political advisor to the head of the Ennahda movement, said that the movement’s leader, Noureddine al-Buhairi, who was arrested yesterday, Saturday, is in a serious health condition, and that he was rushed to the hospital.
Al-Shuaibi held President Qais Saeed fully responsible for the life of Al-Buhairi.
Al-Shuaibi wrote in a Facebook post, “Now Al-Buhairi has been rushed to the hospital, and he is in a very dangerous condition.”
The Tunisian Ministry of Interior had contented itself with a statement declaring that two people were subjected to house arrest, without naming them or mentioning their place of detention.
In a press conference, the Ennahda Movement’s press office said this evening, Sunday, that the drug was forcibly prevented from MP El-Buhairi and he was subjected to physical violence.
He pointed out that Al-Buhairi’s life is in danger, and “we hold the President of the Republic directly responsible for the life of Al-Buhairi.”
The leader of the Ennahda movement, Muhammad al-Qumani, confirmed that the Dean of Tunisian lawyers, Ibrahim Bouderbala, was able to visit Noureddine al-Buhairi in his detention center after his kidnapping, adding, in a telephone conversation with Al-Jazeera, that al-Buhairi refused to talk, eat food and medicine.
In a previous interview with Al-Jazeera, the academic and former member of the National Constituent Assembly, Rabeh Al-Kharaifi, said that it is difficult to restrict anyone’s freedom without sufficient reasons to do so.
For her part, lawyer Nawal Al-Toumi said – in a previous interview with Al Jazeera – from the sit-in of lawyers, “What happened with Al-Buhairi shows that the authority deals with the logic of the mafia and militias, not the logic of the state.”
In this context, the frozen Parliament Speaker Rashid Ghannouchi (who is the head of the Ennahda movement) sent a letter to President Qais, who will hold him responsible for the life of Al-Buhairi, demanding that his fate be disclosed and that a medical and human rights team be able to access him, and to expedite his release.
A number of lawyers are continuing their sit-in in the capital, Tunis, in protest of what they described as the kidnapping and illegal detention of a leader in Ennahda.
In a related context, the former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki wrote on his Facebook page, saying that the physical assault that his brother was subjected to two days ago “has taken place after monitoring, planning and implementation in a precise place and timing,” considering that the aggressor is “a person trained in the arts of physical struggle and not an amateur criminal.” .
Al-Marzouki confirmed that the coincidence between the “assault” on his brother and MP Noureddine Al-Buhairi and his wife “refers to the political police and its usual methods.”