Tunisian presidential candidate Karoui detained over tax evasion charges - media
FILE PHOTO: Nabil Karoui, businessman and owner of the private channel Nessma TV, submits his candidacy for the presidential election in Tunis, Tunisia, August 2, 2019. REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/File Photo
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(Reuters) – A judge ordered the detention of Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui on Tuesday to face charges of tax evasion and money laundering, Mosaique FM radio reported.
Karoui’s own Nessma TV channel reported he had been arrested as he travelled to Tunis.
(Reporting By Tarek Amara; Editing by Andrew Heavens)