Tunisia Launches Probe into Essebsi’s Death

Tunisia’s Justice Ministry has officially requested to launch a probe into the death of former president Beji Caid Essebsi, the official spokesman for the country’s court of appeals said.

Caid Essebsi died in a military hospital in Tunis on July 25, 2019 at the age of 92.

Habib Tarkhani, spokesman for the Tunisian court of appeals, said the attorney general at the appeals court has already authorized officials at the Court of First Instance in Tunis to open an investigation into the circumstances of the president’s death.

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