In absentia

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Jul 29th, 2011
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A Tunisian court sentenced ousted president Zein al-Abidine Ben Ali and his son-in-law to 16 years each in jail on Thursday, on charges of corruption that helped fuel a revolution that spread across the Arab world. The court also ordered Ben Ali and once-prominent businessman Sakher al-Materi, who we...
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Jul 26th, 2011
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Tunis – Twenty-three allies of ousted Tunisian leader Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila Trabelsi appeared before a Tunis court on Tuesday for trying to flee the country last January in illegal possession of foreign currency. They include Ali Seriati, Ben Ali’s former security chi...
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Jul 14th, 2011
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 Tunisia’s ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, now living in exile in Saudi Arabia, will face two new corruption trials in his absence next week, the justice ministry said Thursday. A Tunis court will on July 21 hear two cases involving the fraudulent acquisition of two plots of land in a...
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Jul 11th, 2011
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Tunisian authorities arrested a former justice minister Monday and charged him with corruption and abuse of power, a judicial source told AFP. Bechir Tekkari, who served mainly as justice and human rights minister in the regime of ousted dictator Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, was questioned for five hours...
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Jul 3rd, 2011
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Ousted Tunisian president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali was to be tried in absentia Monday on drugs and weapon charges described as “irrational” by his lawyer who wants more time to defend his client. The trial, the second involving the ex-leader, had been scheduled to take place last week but ...
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Jun 25th, 2011
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An Egyptian court convicted former Trade Minister Rachid Mohamed Rachid in absentia on Saturday and sentenced him to 5 years in prison for profiteering and squandering public funds, state news agency MENA said. The court also ordered him to pay 9.385 million Egyptian pounds ($1.57 million) in fines, ...
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Jun 22nd, 2011
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Tunis – Tunisian authorities were under fire on Tuesday for their high-speed sentencing in absentia of toppled president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife to 35 years in prison for misappropriating public funds. The court’s quick verdict on Monday after only six hours of deliberation o...
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Jun 18th, 2011
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Paris – An attorney representing Tunisia’s ousted dictator has denied the charges against him and dismissed his upcoming trial as politically motivated. Zine El Abidine Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on January 14 in the midst of a popular uprising and is to be tried in absentia next week o...
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Jun 14th, 2011
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Former Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia in January, will be tried in absentia on June 20, Tunisia’s interim prime minister said on Monday. “Ben Ali’s trial will start on June 20,” Beji Caid Sebsi said in an interview on Al Jazeera television...