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Tunisian lawmaker arrested after Facebook posts criticizing Saied

Yassin Ayari had accused the Tunisian president of staging a "coup against the constitution."
Yassine Ayari in parliament

Tunisia arrested a member of parliament, Yassine Ayari, at his home Friday after he accused President Kais Saied of an unconstitutional power grab. 

Ayari had on social media repeatedly lashed out at Saied, who on Sunday announced he was firing Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi, suspending the Tunisian parliament and stripping lawmakers of their immunity. Ayari, a member of the Amal Movement, described the ongoing events in Tunisia as a “coup against the constitution."

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