Monday, June 20, 2011

Tunisia, Ben Ali and his wife sentenced

The former president of Tunisia, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife were both sentenced to 35 years imprisonment. The court convicted them of theft and illegal possession of a treasure in money and jewelry.
The verdict requires Ben Ali also pay a sum equivalent to 65.6 million dollars.
The ruling came after a day of deliberation: the judge then announced that the verdict on other charges and for possession of illegal drugs and weapons, will be pronounced on 30 June.

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