Ex-Tunisian president vows to overthrow incumbent regime

Former Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki holds a press conference in Tunis, Tunisia on 15 May 2017 [Nacer Talel/Anadolu Agency]
“I’ll soon return home to Tunisia and overthrow the incumbent regime,” the former Tunisian president, Moncef Marzouki, vowed yesterday.

“I’m waiting for a signal from the militants in Tunisia to decide on the date of my return to Tunis,” Marzouki, who is currently residing in the French capital, Paris, said on Twitter.

Marzouki’s remarks came days after he was sentenced by a Tunisian court to four years in prison for “harming the external security of the state.”

He was reported to have called for protests against the Tunisian President Kais Saied’s measures taken on 25 July, describing the move as a “coup.”

The former president’s vows came after recent calls by Tunisian politicians against his extradition.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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