Tunisia: a former presidential candidate arrested in Algeria

Tunisian media mogul and ex-presidential candidate Nabil Karoui has been arrested in Algeria for illegally entering the country.

Mr Karoui, owner of Nesma TV and leader of the second largest party in parliament Qalb Tounes, was arrested in the city of Tebessa on the Tunisian border together with four others.

His brother Ghazi who is a member of parliament was among those arrested.

He still is under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion after being released in June.

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Mr karoui denies all the allegations and is expected to appear before an Algerian court on Monday.

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