Ben Ali

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Feb 11th, 2013
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A general strike was called yesterday, there are ongoing protests across the country and calls for the military to enter into the political arena in a more robust way. The tragic assassination of leftist politician and human rights defender Chokri Belaid in Tunis is one of a series of incidents of po...
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Jun 13th, 2012
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Tunisia’s ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment in absentia for inciting violence and murder. The charges relate to an incident in the town of Ouardanine last January, when four men were shot trying to stop the president’s nephew fleeing Tuni...
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May 28th, 2012
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Tunis – The Tunisian justice ministry has sacked 81 magistrates over suspicions of graft and their links to the ousted regime of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. “It has become imperative to end this situation which taints the honour, dignity and integrity of the judiciary,” said ...
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May 24th, 2012
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A Tunisian military prosecutor demanded on Wednesday that the death penalty be imposed in absentia on ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali over his alleged role in the deaths of protesters in the towns where the Arab Spring began. Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia as protests swept Tunisa on Janu...
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Feb 3rd, 2012
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Tunis – Tunisian authorities have seized dozens of yachts as well as cars, company shares and houses belonging to ousted leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his family, the TAP news agency said on Thursday. Confiscated items include 34 vehicles, shares in 117 companies, 233 property deeds and 48...
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Jan 14th, 2012
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Tunis – Tunisia on Saturday marks the flight into exile a year ago of the north African country’s despot Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali after weeks of a popular uprising that gave birth to the Arab Spring. The revolution, which led to a peaceful election in October, inspired reform movements tha...
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Dec 31st, 2011
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The three parties in the new coalition government of Tunisia have months, not years, to deliver on unemployment, political reform and economic growth. Exactly two months after Tunisia’s October 23 elections, a peaceful transfer of power took place—a rarity in the Arab world. The outgoing prime minist...
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Nov 28th, 2011
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Tunis – Hundreds of Tunisian police rallied in the capital Monday to demand fair trials for colleagues accused of killing demonstrators during pro-democracy protests this year. “The police… victim of politics and politicians,” the officers chanted outside buildings housing gov...
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May 9th, 2011
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Tunis – Sitting in his vast office, crammed full of relics and curiosities, museum curator Taher Ghalia has good reason to welcome the downfall of Zine el Abidine Ben Ali. Just as a fresh breeze now blows through the country’s politics and press, Tunisia’s cultural institutions too ...
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Feb 20th, 2011
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Tunis – Tunisia’s government asked Saudi Arabia on Sunday whether its exiled former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali is dead. The 74-year-old Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on January 14, following massive popular uprising that ended his 23-year rule. There has been speculation in recent d...