Doctors in Tunisia have expressed alarm about the health of Noureddine Bhiri, the deputy chairman of the Ennahdha party, who has been refusing food or medication since his arrest last week. Al Jazeera reports that the 63-year-old, who was arrested by plainclothes officers on Friday and later accused of possible “terrorism” offences, suffers from several pre-existing health conditions and was hospitalised on Sunday. Ennahdha, the party with the largest number of seats in Tunisia’s frozen parliament, has called for Bhiri’s release and denounced his detention as an illegitimate attempt to silence political opposition in the country after President Kais Saied assumed sweeping executive powers in a series of moves that started on July 25 last year and his opponents have branded a coup.