Opponents and supporters of ousted Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife have dismissed their trial in absentia Monday as a "charade" and a disappointment, saying that the trial, which lasted only six hours, was not taken seriously.
AFP - Tunisian authorities came under fire Tuesday for their high-speed sentencing in absentia of ousted president Zine el Abidine Ben Ali and his wife to 35 years in jail for embezzling public funds.
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The ex-president was also fined 50 million dinars (25 million euros/$36 million) and his wife 41 million dinars (20.5 million euro/$30 million).
Date created : 2011-06-21