Tunisia releases opposition Communist party leader 
Tunisian authorities Friday released opposition figure Hamma Hammami,  the 
leader of the banned Tunisian Workers' Communist Party, three days  after 
arresting him, the party said.
"We've just heard that he's  been released. He's at home," party official Adel 
Thabet told reporters  in Paris, after family members had expressed fears for 
the 59-year-old  leftist's life in government custody.
Hammami has been working  underground to escape arrest since February last 
but in recent  weeks has spoken to foreign media to support the protests 
President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's authoritarian regime.
On  Wednesday his wife, the lawyer Radia Nasraoui, said he had been snatched  
from his home in Tunis by officers of the political police and was  being held 
incommunicado and without charge.
In the past 24  hours, amid unprecedented protests against his 23-year-long 
rule, Ben  Ali has sent mixed signals: first promising to share political power 
and  halt a violent crackdown, then declaring a state of emergency.
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