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Hundreds Rally in Tunisian March Against Violence

Posted July 21st, 2011 at 10:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Hundreds of Tunisians have rallied in the capital, Tunis, to denounce “violence and chaos” following a wave of protests during the past few days, including one that resulted in the accidental shooting death of a 14-year-old boy. Nearly a dozen political parties organized Thursday’s march, calling for a peaceful democratic transition. The rally did not […]

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Tunisian Prime Minister Says Protesters Aim to Derail Vote

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 1:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s prime minister says protesters are seeking to derail elections planned for October, after a teenager was killed during a wave of demonstrations during the past few days. Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi said in an address to the nation Monday that some groups are fostering the unrest to derail the vote, but that the […]

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Tunisian Forces Disperse Protesters

Posted July 15th, 2011 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Tunisian police fired tear gas Friday at demonstrators protesting what they view as a slow pace of government reforms. Some of the protesters in the capital Tunis demanded the resignations of interim government leaders. Tunisians have kept up calls for reforms since the uprising that led to the January ouster of former leader Zine al-Abidine […]

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Tunisian Soldiers Break Up Clashes with Tear Gas, Gunfire

Posted July 14th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisian soldiers fired in the air and lobbed tear gas at citizens in a small mining town to break up clashes between rival groups. The cause of Wednesday’s clashes in the southern town of Gafsa is unclear. The fighting injured at least five people. The southern town has seen unrest several times since the uprising […]

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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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Deposed Tunisian Leader, Wife Sentenced to 35 Years

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Ousted Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife have been convicted in absentia of embezzlement and other charges after jewels and public funds were found in one of their palaces. They were sentenced to 35 years each in prison. The judge also ruled that Mr. Ben Ali and his wife, Leila Trabelsi, would […]

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Tunisia’s Ousted President Says Tricked into Leaving

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisia’s ousted president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali says he was tricked into leaving his country for Saudi Arabia, as Tunisia begins to try him in absentia in the first of what are expected to be multiple trials related to his years in power. Mr. Ali said Monday in a statement issued by his lawyers that […]

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Tunisia Begins Trial Against Former Leader

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisia began a trial in absentia Monday of former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who is facing charges including conspiring against the state, voluntary manslaughter and drug trafficking. Mr. Ben Ali and his entourage are facing more than 90 cases. Officials say he will be tried in a military and a civilian court. He has […]

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Tunisia Set to Open Trial Against Former Leader

Posted June 20th, 2011 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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Tunisia is set to begin a trial in absentia Monday of former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who is facing charges including conspiring against the state, voluntary manslaughter and drug trafficking. Mr. Ben Ali and his entourage are facing more than 90 cases. Officials say he will be tried in a military and a civilian […]

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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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