Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

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Apr 22nd, 2014
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Isabelle Merminod and Tim Baster Justice for those who died or were wounded in the revolutionary struggle puts politicians in direct confrontation with the Ministries of Defence and the Interior. No political party has taken that risk. The families of the martyrs and wounded arrived at the Tunis mili...
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Jan 28th, 2014
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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended “another historic milestone” in Tunisia’s democratic transition with the adoption of the country’s new constitution. In a statement from his spokesperson, Mr. Ban encouraged Tunisia’s political actors to ensure the next steps of the tran...
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Aug 2nd, 2013
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Will Tunisia, Libya and other states follow a similar pattern? Abayomi Azikiwe Although the United States has refused to condemn the military seizure of power in Egypt and is sending another four F-16 fighter jets to Cairo, the White House, Pentagon and State Department are obviously concerned about ...
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Jul 26th, 2013
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By Tarek Amara TUNIS, (Reuters) – Tunisian opposition politician Mohamed Brahmi was shot dead on Thursday in the second such assassination this year, setting off violent protests against the Islamist-led government in the capital and elsewhere. “This criminal gang has killed the free voic...
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Mar 3rd, 2013
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The hopes of peaceful transition to democracy in Tunisia have been dented by the murder of a leading secularist figure. The event poses urgent questions of the country’s new political elite, says Valentina Bartolucci. Tunisia for many years had an international reputation as north Africa’...
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Dec 4th, 2012
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For the fourth day in a row, thousands of people are still protesting in Siliana demanding that the local governor quits. Of all Arab countries that experienced a popular uprising, Tunisia seems to be the most stable. The National Constituent Assembly (NCA), the democratically elected body is in the ...
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Nov 28th, 2012
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More than 150 Tunisians have been injured, 13 critically, in clashes between security forces and demonstrators demanding the release prisoners detained detained during the country’s 2011 uprising. On Wednesday, clashes broke out between security forces and Tunisian protesters as riot police use...
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Jun 13th, 2012
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Tanis – The leader of Tunisia’s ruling Islamist party on Wednesday dismissed suggestions that recent unrest was the result of a call to rise up by al-Qaeda supremo Ayman al-Zawahiri. “Ayman al-Zawahiri has no influence in Tunisia. This man is a disaster for Islam and for Muslims,...
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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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Jun 13th, 2012
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Tunisia has declared an overnight curfew on eight regions, including the capital, an interior ministry official says, in the wake of serious rioting. The eight-hour curfew was introduced after several violent attacks in protest at an art exhibition. The government has blamed ultra-conservative Islami...