Tunisian presidential candidate to be freed from jail days before run-off vote

A Tunisian appeals court Wednesday ordered the release of presidential candidate Nabil Karoui days before Sunday's second-round run-off election, his lawyer told Reuters.

Media mogul Karoui was detained in August before the first round of the election and has spent the entire campaign period in prison pending a verdict in his trial for money laundering and tax evasion, which he denies.

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