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Jailed Tunisian Mogul Freed as Case Continues, Lawyer Says

Nabil Karoui casts his ballot at a polling station in Tunis in 2019.
Nabil Karoui casts his ballot at a polling station in Tunis in 2019.Photographer: Anis Mili/AFP/Getty Images
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Tunisian media mogul and former presidential candidate Nabil Karoui was released after spending almost six months in prison in connection with a probe into alleged financial violations, his lawyer said.

A court of cassation ruled Tuesday to free Karoui, the founder of Heart of Tunisia, the nation’s second-biggest party in parliament, while he continues to face trial for alleged money laundering and tax evasion, Nazih Saoui said by phone. He didn’t explain the conditions for Karoui’s release.