A TUNISIAN court yesterday sentenced former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in absentia to 35 years in jail.
Tue, 21 Jun, 2011
Tunisia’s former autocratic leader, whose downfall triggered uprisings in the Arab world, condemned his upcoming trial as a “shameful masquerade”, according to a statement.
Mon, 20 Jun, 2011
The Tunisian army fired warning shots in the capital today as demonstrators marched toward the ruling party’s headquarters and government ministers quit the party in a desperate attempt to keep their jobs.
Thu, 20 Jan, 2011
TUNISIA’S interim leadership promised a “complete break with the past” and freed political prisoners yesterday in efforts to appease street protesters who want a total purge of the old guard from a unity government.
Tunisia’s new government began releasing prisoners today and moved to track down assets stashed overseas by its deposed president and his widely disliked family.
Wed, 19 Jan, 2011
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