The head of the High Council of State (HCS), Khaled Al-Mishri, has criticized the detention of former Tunisian Parliament Speaker Rashid Ghannouchi, saying “it is the return of dictatorship and injustice in Tunisia, adding “Ghannouchi is not alone”.

On Monday, A Tunisian court sentenced Ghannouchi, the leader of Ennahda Party, to one year in prison and and fined 1000 TND.

Ennahda Party is under great pressure in Tunisia since the measures taken by the Tunisian president Kais Saied to freeze the Parliament.