Tunisia's Islamist leader returning from exile: daughter

30th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

Rached Ghannouchi, the leader of Tunisia's Islamist movement Ennahdha, boarded a plane Sunday to return home from London after 22 years in exile, his daughter travelling with him told AFP.

"He is boarding the plane now," Soumaya Ghannouchi told AFP by telephone from a departure gate at London Gatwick Airport.

Ghannouchi's British Airways flight to Tunis was due to depart at 0830 GMT and arrive at 1125 GMT.

© 2011 AFP

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