military court has ordered the release of two detained opposition
Seifeddine Makhlouf, the leader of the conservative Karama
Party, was arrested in September with a party colleague, Nidhal Saudi, on
charges of assaulting policemen.
Lawyers say Mr Makhlouf is being freed under
judicial supervision and is expected to leave prison shortly.
politician is a fierce critic of Tunisia’s president, Kais Saied, who suspended
parliament and sacked the government last July, arresting several senior
Human rights groups have criticised the use of military courts
to hear cases.
Many opposition figures have described the president’s power
grab as a coup, and it has prompted mass protests across the country.