A Tunisian court has issued an arrest warrant for former presidential candidate Nabil Karoui who is currently detained in Algeria for entering the country illegally.
Karoul’s brother, Ghazi Karoui was also incuded in the warrant issued by the court.
According to reports, the Tunisian authorities are believed to be requesting the deportation of Karoui from Algeria.
Karoui, who is the leader of the second largest party in parliament Qalb Tounes (heart of Tunisia) is under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion – a charge he denies.
In 2019, he was jailed for more than six months during the presidential campaign which he lost in a runoff to current President Kais Saied.
However, earlier in the week, Karoui was arrested for entering Algeria illegally with four others including his brother.