Tunisia’s ex-PM seen for first time since dismissal

Tunisian’s former prime minister, who was sacked by the president last month, has been seen for the first time since his shock dismissal 11 days ago.

There have been unconfirmed reports that he was under house arrest.

Pictures on the website of the anti-corruption agency show Hicham Mechichi entering its premises to sign an asset declaration, but he did not speak to the media.

He was fired on 25 July and there were rumours at the time that he had been assaulted.

In a 26 July Facebook post Mr Mechichi denied the assault and said he was ready to hand over to his successor once appointed by the president.

But since then he has not spoken to the media or appeared in public.

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