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Tunisian Court Sentences Ben Ali To 20 Years Jail

Tunisian Court Sentences Ben Ali To 20 Years Jail

A Tunisian military court on Wednesday sentenced ousted dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to 20 years in jail in absentia for inciting “murder and looting” during a police attempt to smuggle his nephew out of the country during last year’s revolt.

The case involves the death of four protesters, who were shot by police in the coastal town of Wardanein, as they tried to prevent Qais Ben Ali – now in jail in Tunisia – from fleeing on January 15 2011 a day after the president left the country.

Several of Ben Ali’s aides also received sentences of five to 10 years in jail, the official TAP news agency reported. reuters


 

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