Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

THE INTERVIEW

Erdogan to rid Turkish institutions of ‘separatist cancer’ after coup attempt

Read more

ENCORE!

The best of summer music festivals in France

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Going for gold: French athletes train for Rio Olympics

Read more

#TECH 24

Digital beauty

Read more

FOCUS

Women doctors in Pakistan challenge the status quo

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Trump hopes to reset America's trade relations

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'Donald Trump's speech was just another scam'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Cazeneuve at the heart of Nice security controversy

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa: Prosecutors seek longer sentence for Oscar Pistorius

Read more

Africa

Private TV station owner released after arrest on treason charges

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-01-24

The owner of Tunisia's leading private channel, Hannibal TV, was released Monday after his arrest a day earlier for treason for allegedly inciting unrest and working for the return of ousted leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.

AFP - The owner of Tunisia's leading private television station Hannibal TV said on Monday that he had been released and that an accusation of "high treason" against him had been lifted.
             
"There is no longer an accusation against me.... I was accused of charges that are punishable by the death sentence but I forgive everyone," Larbi Nasra was shown telling journalists from his channel.
             
The state news agency TAP on Sunday quoted "an authorised source" as saying that he had been arrested on charges of treason for plotting to bring back Ben Ali and the channel was briefly taken off air.

 

Date created : 2011-01-24

  • TUNISIA

    Private TV station owner arrested over accusations of treason in Tunisia

    Read more

  • TUNISIA

    Tunisians begin weekend of national mourning for victims of anti-government protests

    Read more

  • TUNISIA

    Tunisian transitional cabinet holds its first session amid continuing demonstrations

    Read more

COMMENT(S)