Tunisia Hands Former Leader Ben Ali A New Jail Term For Corruption
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A court in Tunisia has issued former president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and his wife, new ten-year prison sentences for corruption. A ministerial source says the case relates to the commercial use of the Club Elyssa, on the grounds of a state-owned nature park in Tunis. Two other officials have also been convicted, including a former minister who was jailed for five years. Ben Ali ruled Tunisia for 23 years, and has been living in exile with his wife in Saudi Arabia since fleeing during the 2011 unrest. The couple have already been convicted in absentia several times.

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