The examining magistrate of the Judicial Economic and Financial Division decided on Monday evening to "detain without interrogation" former Transport Minister Abdelkrim Harouni and two former officials of state-owned companies, Moncef Mattoussi and Habib Mallouah. The decision was taken in connection with a matter relating to the period when Harouni held the transport portfolio, from December 2011 to January 2014, lawyer Samir Dilou told TAP. Dilou noted that the questioning did not take place, but declined to comment further. Former Industry Minister Mohamed Amine Chakhari (in office from December 2011 to March 2013) and former Transport Minister Salem Miladi (in office from 1 July 2011 to 24 December 2011) were kept at liberty, lawyer Dilou said. Abdelkrim Harouni, President of the Choura Council of the Ennahdha movement, was placed under house arrest on September 5 and arrested a few days later. Despite numerous attempts, TAP news agency was unable to obtain any further information on the case from offici als at the Judicial Economic and Financial Division by 7pm.
Source: Agence Tunis Afrique Presse