The repercussions of the killing of security officer, Mohsen al-Adaili, are emerging one by one in Tunisia.
Al-Adaili was found hanging from a rope in his home in Bir Raqba, a district of the northeastern province of Nabeul, on January 16.
The incident sent shockwaves across the Tunisian political stage, especially after those close to al-Adaili confirmed that he was about to reveal some details about the militia of Ennahda Movement, the branch of the Muslim Brotherhood in Tunisia.
Tunisian political analyst, Nizar al-Jledi, said he had received threats from unknown people who said he would meet al-Adaili’s fate if he did not stop talking about his case.
Such a threat further complicates conditions in Tunisia.
Murder, not suicide
Al-Jledi, who lives in France, is a close associate of al-Adaili. He said al-Adaili was not the type of person who would commit suicide.
Al-Jledi noted that he has information proving that al-Adaili’s death was caused by murder, not by suicide.
Al-Adaili was scheduled to testify in court about Ennahda officials granting taxi driving licenses to Tunisian extremists who had returned from the battlefields in Syria and Iraq.
This violated Tunisian law and opened the door for committing multiple terrorist attacks in the country.
Al-Jledi said al-Adaili intended to submit documents to the court proving his claims about the taxi driving licenses.
However, the threats al-Jledi had received give insights into the way Ennahda treats its opponents.
The movement has long been accused of assassinating those who disagreed with it.
Those advocating this view mention the cases of leftist politicians Chokri Belaid and Mohamed Brahmi who were believed to have been assassinated by the movement a few years ago.