Jailed Tunisian presidential candidate and media mogul Nabil Karoui will be released imminently, days before the second round of the presidential election, slated for 13 October, his lawyer says.
A court decided to release Mr Karoui, accepting an appeal lodged by his legal defence team, the privately-owned Mosaique FM website reported.
Bechi Ferchichi, the head of the politician’s defence team, says the decision means he will be released immediately.
Mr Karoui was arrested on 23 August on charges of money laundering and tax evasion but has criticised his detention as political.
He had demanded that the run-off be delayed in order to allow him to campaign across the country.
He came second in the first round of the presidential election.
Following last month’s first-round vote, he is one of two political outsiders to compete in Sunday’s run-off vote to become Tunisia’s next president.
Kais Saied, an independent candidate and law professor, won 18.4% of the vote, while Mr Karoui received 15.6%.