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Tunisia former president fled to Saudi Arabia to be tried in absentia

06-14-2011 09:07 BJT

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Tunisia's Interim Prime Minister, says former president Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia in January, will be tried in absentia on June 20th.

Tunisian authorities, have been preparing several legal cases against him, including conspiring against the state, voluntary manslaughter and drug trafficking. But Saudi authorities have not responded to a request by Tunis to extradite him and his wife.

A Tunisian worker removes a portrait of ousted President Zine El
Abidine Ben Ali from the prime minister's office in Tunis in
January 2011. The trial in absentia of ousted Tunisian strongman
Ben Ali, in exile in Saudi Arabia, will start on June 20, interim
Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi told Al-Jazeera on Monday.
(AFP/File/Fethi Belaid)

Tunisia's President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali waves to supporters
after he took the oath at the national assembly in Tunis in this
November 12, 2009 file photo. Former Tunisian president Ben Ali,
who fled to Saudi Arabia in January, will be tried in absentia on
June 20, the country's interim prime minister said on June 13,
2011.REUTERS/Zoubeir Souissi/Files


Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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