Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Multilateralist Macron is the anti-Trump at UN General Assembly

Read more

FOCUS

Rio mired in economic crisis a year after hosting Olympics

Read more

ENCORE!

Elizabeth Strout: 'There’s something emotionally truthful about my characters'

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Polish foreign minister: Macron's comments on Poland 'were not necessary'

Read more

THE OBSERVERS

The controversial colonial statue in Senegal; and the centuries-old town in Turkey being destroyed by the govt

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

End of an era: Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'We aren't ready' for a second vote in Kenya and flip-flopping on climate change

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

Another Hurricane? It's Maria's turn. And, when's your printer going to stop working?

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

DR Congo: New report says army worked with militias to massacre hundreds in Beni

Read more

Africa

Prosecutors seek trial of Ben Ali for drug trafficking, murder

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-04-14

Tunisian prosecutors want to put ousted president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali on trial for 18 different charges, including murder, drug trafficking and drug use, Justice Minister Lazhar Karoui Chebbi said on Wednesday.

AFP - Tunisian prosecutors want to try toppled president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali on a total of 18 different charges, including murder and drug-trafficking, according to the country's justice minister.

"The accusations include murder, conspiracy against the state as well as trafficking and the use of drugs," Lazhar Karoui Chebbi said in an interview with national television late Wednesday.

It is the first time that authorities have given a full tally of the charges that Ben Ali will face if he is extradited to the country that he ruled with an iron fist for 23 years. The government had previously confirmed that he was wanted for murder and incitement.

Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia after he was forced from office on January 14 by a nationwide uprising, is the subject of an international arrest warrant filed on January 26. His second wife Leila Trabelsi is also wanted.
 

Date created : 2011-04-14

  • Tunisia

    Court dissolves Ben Ali's CDR party

    Read more

  • TUNISIA

    Tunisia unveils new interim government free of Ben Ali allies

    Read more

  • TUNISIA

    Political situation beginning to look like a 'free-for-all'

    Read more

COMMENT(S)