Tunisian forces arrest 2 more Islamist MPs critical of president

TUNIS, Tunisia — Tunisian security forces have arrested two MPs of an Islamist party opposed to a power grab by President Kais Saied, their party says today.

Maher Zid and Mohamed Affes of Al-Karama have been placed in provisional detention in connection with a military investigation, party head Seifeddine Makhlouf says on Facebook.

Their arrest last night came a day after the detention of an independent MP, Yassine Ayari.

Ayari was arrested for branding Saied’s decision last Sunday to suspend parliament and sack the prime minister and other top officials as a “military coup.”

Al-Karama is linked to the Islamist-inspired Ennahdha party, the main opponent of the president.

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