Friday, April 15, 2011

Now Tunisia Planning to Try Ben Ali

And barely a day after Egypt’s prosecution announced that they would try former president Hosni Mubarak and two of his sons in the next 15 days, Tunisian prosecutors want to try toppled president Ben Ali on a total of 18 different charges, including murder and drug-trafficking, according to the country's justice minister.
It’s the first time that authorities have given a full tally of the charges that Ben Ali will face if he were to be extradited to the country that he ruled with an iron fist for 23 years.The government had previously confirmed that he was wanted for murder and incitement.
Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia after he was forced from office on January 14 by a nationwide uprising, is the subject of an international arrest warrant filed on January 26. His second wife Leila Trabelsi is also wanted.

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