Tunisia has jailed 9 members of an all-female “terrorist” gang accused of plotting to assassinate a minister, media reported Thursday.
Within the North African nation’s first identified case of an all-female jihadist group, two of the ringleaders have been jailed for 25 years, whereas the opposite seven have been sentenced to between three and 14 years. A lady was acquitted.
The verdicts have been handed down by a court docket within the capital, Tunis, on Tuesday, however Tunisia’s prosecutor’s workplace has no spokesperson and has not responded to journalists for months.
The Minister of Justice declined to offer additional info on the case.
The case dates again to 2016, when reviews emerged on social media of an try to assassinate then-interior minister Hedi Majdoub throughout a go to to his mother and father – one thing his workplace denied.
Non-public radio station Mosaique FM reported that one of many gang lived subsequent door to Majdoub’s mother and father and was accused of passing on details about their visits.
Following its 2011 revolt, which toppled dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and sparked the Arab Spring uprisings, Tunisia skilled a sequence of jihadist assaults that killed dozens of individuals together with many safety personnel and international vacationers.
Authorities say they’ve made important progress in opposition to jihadists in recent times.