Ben Ali to Be Tried In Absentia June 20

World | June 14, 2011, Tuesday // 08:13
Bulgaria: Ben Ali to Be Tried In Absentia June 20 Photo by EPA/BGNES

The trial against ousted Tunisian President Ben Ali will start June 20 in his home country, announced interim PM Beji Caid el Sebsi.

Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has fled to Saudi Arabia in January following a surge of massive popular protests and is most likely to be tried in absentia.

The former Tunisian president will have to answer more than 90 charges, many of them related to corruption and abuse of power.

Saudi authorities have yet not responded to Tunisian requests to extradite him.

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Tags: Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia, corruption, abuse of power
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