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Saturday, 11 February 2017

TUNISIAN EX-PRESIDENT GETS NEW JAIL TERM FOR CORRUPTION



 Zine el Abidine Ben Ali was found guilty on Tuesday by a court in Tunis in a case involving "administrative and financial corruption".

Him and his wife were found guilty Tuesday by a court in Tunis in a case involving "administrative and financial corruption", said prosecution spokesman Sofiene Sliti.

They have been convicted in absentia several times; have been issued new 10-year prison sentences for corruption, authorities said on Thursday.

This case of corruption also saw two other officials convicted, including a former minister for the environment who was jailed for five years and another ministry official was sentenced to three.
A relative of the exiled president's wife, Leila Trabelsi, was also sentenced to three years in prison.
Since him and his wife have fled the country they have been tried with so many corruption charges.