Tunisian military court sentences Ben Ali in absentiaJuly 19th, 2012 - 9:49 pm ICT by IANS
Tunis, July 19 (IANS) A Tunisian military court has sentenced former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to a second life term in absentia for complicity in the killing of protesters in the greater Tunis area as well as five others governorates, Xinhua reported Thursday.
It is the second time the ousted president, who found asylum in Saudi Arabia, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.
Ali’s former top security aide Ali Seriati was handed 20 years in prison, former Defence Minister Ridha Grira was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment, and a top security official at the ministry of the interior Ali Boudriga received 10 years sentence.
A few months ago, another military court in Le Kef city had sentenced Ali on similar charges for complicity in the murder of protesters during the riots of 2011.
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