In a statement to “Sky News Arabia”, the sources explained that “the intensive movements by the leaders of the Brotherhood movement, over the past days, coincided with holding meetings between Ghannouchi and leaders of the international organization in London, including the acting guide, Ibrahim Mounir.”
According to the source, “the meetings discussed several axes related to supporting Ennahda leaders and helping those accused of corruption cases to leave the country, through coordination with leaders and prominent officials from the group’s elements, with the aim of communicating with Tunisian institutions, and asking to allow some leaders in the movement to leave the country officially. “.
The source suggested that the coming days would witness a “mass flight of dozens of Ennahda movement abroad, in order to avoid the upcoming trials, which relate to corruption files involving leaders of the movement, whether they are politicians or state executives.”
These events bring to mind the scene of the mass escape of Brotherhood leaders and members from Egypt, following the June 30, 2013 protests, and the subsequent trials and court rulings designating the group as a terrorist.
For his part, Tunisian political analyst Belhassan Yahyaoui said that the head of the Ennahda movement, Ghannouchi, “presented mediation to the Presidency of the Republic in the past few days, to discuss the issue of leaving the country to any other country, in exchange for stopping the accountability for political corruption and financing.”
In a previous statement to “Sky News Arabia,” Yahyaoui said, “The Tunisian Brotherhood is absolutely certain that it will not be possible to return to the frozen parliament, and there is no room for any reversal in the public scene, but they continue to press for a safe exit.”
Tunisian political analyst Nizar Al-Jalidi believes that the Brotherhood organization in Tunisia is working according to “a double plan on two axes. The first aims to inflame the street and mobilize demonstrations aimed at causing chaos in the country and pushing violence, while the second is represented in the mentioned moves regarding facilitating the escape of Brotherhood leaders outside the country.” .
In a statement to “Sky News Arabia”, Al-Jalidi confirmed that “intensive contacts have taken place between Brotherhood leaders inside Tunisia, and the organization’s elements in other countries under the auspices of the international organization, especially in the countries neighboring Tunisia, to facilitate the leaders’ flight outside the country.”
The researcher notes that Ghannouchi, who had the opportunity to leave Tunisia for Algeria, and from there to Sudan and Britain in 1989, “is currently trying to repeat the same scenario.” Al-Jalidi expects that Ghannouchi and a group of leaders will come out during the coming period in order to go to Britain and other countries.
He added, “The Tunisian Brotherhood began to pressure a number of investors and politicians to mediate with the state to ensure a safe exit for the Brotherhood’s leaders,” stressing that the group “given orders to its members to disperse the sit-in in Bourguiba Square, in what can be understood as a political consensus or a gesture on the part of the Brotherhood to maneuver in order to pass a certain order.