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Tunisian President Kais Saied Receives Poison Letter, Aide Falls Ill After Opening it

Tunisian president Kais Saied

The assertion from the presidents workplace mentioned a call had been made to not publish the knowledge the day of the incident to keep away from spreading panic among the many inhabitants.

  • Associated Press TUNIS
  • Last Updated: January 29, 2021, 07:57 IST
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The workplace of Tunisian President Kais Saied mentioned Thursday that he had been the sufferer of an tried poisoning by way of a letter addressed to him and opened by an aide who fell sick.

The announcement confirmed stories circulating for greater than a day that somebody had tried to poison the president.

The assertion mentioned a letter obtained Monday from an unknown sender addressed to Saied went to the desk of his high aide, Nadia Akacha.

On opening it, she discovered no written doc, however her well being rapidly deteriorated, the assertion mentioned. She abruptly felt weak, practically misplaced her imaginative and prescient and bought a migraine headache. Another official within the room felt a bit sick, it added.

The aide was positioned in Tunisias army hospital and the letter despatched for evaluation by a particular service of the Interior Ministry, the assertion mentioned.

The spokesman for the Tunis prosecutors workplace, Mohsen Dali, mentioned a particular brigade was investigating the case.

The assertion from the presidents workplace mentioned a call had been made to not publish the knowledge the day of the incident to keep away from spreading panic among the many inhabitants. It mentioned that Saied I used to be not effected by the poison letter and was in good well being.

Saied, a former regulation professor and political outsider, was elected to the presidency in 2019.

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