Tunisia?s ex-leader Ben Ali sentenced to 20 years in jail

Africa - 13/06/2012

A Tunisian military court on Wednesday, June 13 sentenced ousted leader Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali to 20 years in jail in absentia for inciting violence during a police attempt to smuggle his nephew out of the country during last year’s revolt, Reuters reported. Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia as protests engulfed Tunisia on January 14 2011, has already been sentenced to decades in jail – also in absentia – on charges ranging from corruption to torture and faces more charges.