January 12, 2015
by Alison Sacriponte
Tunisia has failed to bring to justice those responsible for the use of excessive force by police during the uprising four years ago, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported Monday. The 52-page report, "Flawed Accountability: Shortcomings of Tunisia's Trials for Killings during the Uprising," states ...[read more]
November 19, 2014
by Addison Morris
Slim Chiboub, son-in-law of former Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali was sentenced Tuesday to six months in prison for gun possession. Chiboub fled the country during the revolution, and has since been residing in exile in United Arab Emirates. He was convicted of two counts of gun ...[read more]
May 2, 2014
by Julie Deisher-Edwards
The Tunisian National Constituent Assembly passed a new law enacting sweeping electoral reforms. The passage of the law allows authorities to set the country's first election since the ouster of former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. The law allows members of Ben Ali's political party to run ...[read more]
January 27, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
Tunisia's Parliament on Sunday passed a new constitution, its first since the ousting of president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon commended the country's democratic transition, stating his belief that Tunisia's example could serve as a model to other ...[read more]
November 3, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
The Tunisian government on Sunday decided to prolong the nation's state of emergency, which has been in effect since opposition forces ousted former president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali in 2011. Ben Ali fled Tunisia to Saudi Arabia in January 2011 during protests against his 23-year autocratic rule ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
The Egyptian Revolution began on January 25, 2011, when demonstrations arose throughout Egypt, including tens of thousands protesters gathering in the country's capital, Cairo. Inspired by the successful revolution in Tunisia that ended with the resignation of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in ...[read more]
July 19, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
A Tunisian military court on Thursday sentenced the country's former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in absentia to life in prison for his involvement in the killing of 43 protesters during last year's Tunisian revolution which resulted in the death of more than 200 protesters. The court found ...[read more]
July 4, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On July 4, 2011, former Tunisian president Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison on charges of illegal possession of drugs, weapons and stolen artifacts. Previously, Ben Ali and his wife had been found guilty of theft and unlawful possession of money and jewelry. ...[read more]
June 20, 2012
by Katherine Bacher
On June 20, 2011, the trial of former Tunisian President Zine Al Abidine Ben Ali began on charges including murder, conspiracy and trafficking. During protests against his rule, Ben Ali had fled to Saudi Arabia, where his family had stowed away great wealth. Ben Ali denied the charges against him ...[read more]
June 14, 2012
by Saheli Chakrabarty
A Tunisian military court on Wednesday sentenced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in absentia to life in prison in connection with his part in the killing of 22 protesters last year. Earlier on Wednesday Ben Ali was sentenced to 20 years on charges of inciting violence and murder in ...[read more]

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