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Tunisian presidential candidate in detention

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Tunisian Presidential election candidate, Nabil Karoui is currently facing charges of tax evasion and money laundering. (

He was arrested after a court gave the order for him to be detained on Friday, August 23rd.

Tunisian Police, however, arrested him on his way back from Beji to Tunis.

Moreover, a judge banned him from traveling abroad in July this year, following weeks of investigation on suspicion of tax evasion and money laundering.

Karoui is the owner of Nessma TV Channel in Tunisia.

Tunisia election will hold on September 15, and Karoui is one of the presidential candidates.

Meanwhile, about twenty-six candidates will be contesting, including two women.

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