Former Tunisian ruler Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has been sentenced in absentia to 20 years in jail for acts committed during the popular uprising the in country that began in December 2010. The Arab Spring initiator’s military court convicted the former president of inciting "murder and looting" while police attempted to smuggle his nephew, Qais Ben Ali, out of the country.
Four protesters were shot by police in the town of Wardanein as they tried to prevent Qais Ben Ali from fleeing one day after Ben Ali fled the country.
Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia when the Tunisian protests erupted, and it is unlikely that the Kingdom’s government will extradite the former leader.
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