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Tunisian ousted ex-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies in exile aged 83 *ARCHIVE*

3 20.09.2019 Инфо

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M/S Tunisian former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
W/S Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
M/S Ben Ali greeting former European Commission president Romano Prodi
M/S Ben Ali holding meeting
M/S Ben Ali holding meeting
W/S Ben Ali and Prodi
W/S Ben Ali greeting Spanish former prime minister Jose Maria Aznar
W/S Ben Ali welcoming guests to the first dialogue summit 5+5
W/S Ben Ali greeting Prodi
W/S Ben Ali greeting Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi
W/S Ben Ali greeting French former president Jacques Chirac
M/S Ben Ali greeting Chirac
M/S Ben Ali greeting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi
M/S Ben Ali posing for picture with Gaddafi
W/S Ben Ali next to Chirac and Gaddafi
SCRIPT
Tunisia's ex-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali died passed away aged 83 while in exile in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.
Ben Ali served as president of Tunisia from 1987 until 2011, before being forced from office following mass street protests. The uprising triggered similar waves of unrest across the Arab world.
In 2012 and 2013 the ousted president was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment by a Tunisian court for inciting violence and murder and for violent repression of protests. An international arrest warrant was issued against him and his family but the Saudi government ignored requests to extradite them.
Ben Ali's lawyer Mounir Ben Salha told the media that the funeral will take place on Friday in Saudi Arabia.