Noureddine Bhiri

Position: Justice minister, Tunisia

Biography: Noureddine Bhiri is another Ennahda party member in Jebali’s interim government and he holds the post of justice minister. Bhiri is a member of the party’s executive bureau, responsible for managing its electoral list in the polls.

Bhiri joined Ennahda in 1987, when the party was banned by the government of President Habib Bourguiba. He was imprisoned from February to September 1987, only two months before Ben Ali came to power. Bhiri is a lawyer in Tunis’ Court of Appeal.

He was also a member of several civil groups, which fought to defend the independence of the judiciary under the Ben Ali regime. He is now a member of an association supporting the Syrian revolution and another association against the normalisation of relations with Israel. In 2006, Bhiri wrote an article for a prominent Tunisian blog criticising US and Israeli policy towards the process of democratisation in the Palestinian territories.

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