A Tunisian judge on Thursday ordered the imprisonment of Abir Moussi, opponent of President Kais Saied.
This was two days after she was arrested at the presidential palace entrance, her lawyer said, allegedly as a crackdown on opposition politicians.
According to Reuters, investigations of Moussi, the leader of the Free Constitutional Party (PDL), went on for hours while her supporters gathered, raising slogans demanding her immediate release and slogans against Saied.
“After five hours of investigation, the judge ordered the imprisonment of Moussi on suspicion of processing personal data, obstructing the right to work, and assault intended to cause chaos,” lawyer Nafaa Laaribi is quoted by Reuters.
In a statement, Moussi’s Party has warned against any “attempts to fabricate legal obstacles to remove her from participating in the presidential elections” expected next year.