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Tunisia’s Ousted President Sentenced to Life in Prison

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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A Tunisian court has sentenced ousted Tunisian leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to life in prison for his role in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising that triggered Arab Spring demonstrations across the Middle East. The court in Kef sentenced the former leader in absentia Wednesday because he is living in exile in […]

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Ousted Tunisian President Denounces Conviction

Posted June 21st, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Ousted Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali has denounced his trial and conviction, calling it a “parody of justice.” In a statement issued Tuesday through his Paris-based lawyer, Mr. Ben Ali said the judge delivered a sentence that was judicially foolish but politically expedient. On Monday, Mr. Ben Ali and his wife, Leila Trabelsi, were […]

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Trial of Former Tunisian President to Begin June 20

Posted June 13th, 2011 at 6:46 pm (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s interim prime minister says the trial in absentia of former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia in January, will begin on June 20. Beji Caid Essebsi told al-Jazeera television Monday that Mr. Ben Ali will be tried in a military and in a civilian court. Tunisian authorities have been preparing […]

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