Leading Tunisian Islamists returns rom exile

Over 1,000 people await Ghannouchi at airport


Rached Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia's Islamist movement Ennahda, returned home aftre living in exile in London for 22 years.

Following the ousting of authoritarian ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Ghannouchi is returning to Tunis intent on fielding candidates from his movement if free and fair elections are held.

He checked in at London Gatwick Airport accompanied by a 30-strong group of supporters and journalists.