Friday, February 18, 2011

The former dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, in a coma for two days

The former dictator Tunisia Ben Ali, 74, remains in a coma for two days in a hospital in the city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia, Saudi officials said. Ben Ali visited the city of Jeddah on the Red Sea after being expelled by a popular revolt in Tunisia on 14 January. "He went into coma for two days.'s In a hospital in Jeddah," said a source close to the family reached by telephone.

"He had a stroke accident. It is very serious," added the source. The interim government of Tunisia, for its part has refused to "neither confirm nor deny" the rumors about his hospitalization.

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