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Tunisian MP in court for ‘masturbating’ near a school

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A Tunisian lawmaker is facing charges after he was caught on video masturbating near a school.

Zouheir Makhlouf appeared in court on Monday over the alleged act, after a woman filmed him.

A video of the MP has gone viral sparking outrage from women who have sharing their stories of sexual harassment with the hashtag #EnaZeda – or #MeToo in Tunisian dialect.

Zouheir Makhlouf, won a seat in Tunisia’s October 6 general election to represent Nabeul, a coastal town 60 kilometres (37 miles) from the capital Tunis.

Makhlouf belongs to the Qalb Tounes party headed by media tycoon Nabil Karoui, who lost the presidential runoff.

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Court spokesman Karim Boulila is quoted by a radio station, Express FM radio saying the MP is being investigated for “sexual harassment and moral injury“.

“He is at the Nabeul tribunal, where he is testifying before a judge,” Boulila said.

On Twitter, the MP claimed he is diabetic and was only urinating into a bottle, as seen in the video.

His party, Qalb Tounes has now opened an internal probe, while calling on Tunisians to “avoid any defamation campaign … without proof.”

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Source: Africafeeds.com

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