Tunisian opposition leader begins hunger strike in prison

Tunisian opposition leader begins hunger strike in prison

Rached Ghannouchi, the Tunisian opposition leader and head of the main opposition party began a hunger strike earlier this week in solidarity with other anti-government figures. Ghannouchi, aged 82, has been imprisoned since last year on charges of incitement against police and plotting against state security. His recent conviction in a separate case, resulting in a three-year prison sentence for accepting external financing, prompted his decision to join the protest fast.

According to a statement released by Ghannouchi’s legal team, his hunger strike aims to draw attention to what he perceives as unjust incarceration and to advocate for the release of political prisoners.

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