January 19, 2011 / 4:51 PM / 8 years ago

Tunisia minister: all political prisoners freed

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia freed all its remaining political prisoners on Wednesday, including members of a banned Islamist movement, government minister Najib Chebbi told Reuters.

“All the political prisoners have been released today,” said Chebbi, an opposition party leader who is now regional development minister in a coalition government. Asked if that included members of the banned Islamist Ennahda movement, he said: “There are no more Ennahda prisoners in jail.”

Reporting by Tarek Amara; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Peter Graff

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