Tunisia issues arrest warrant for Ali

 CBC News

Tunisia has issued an international arrest warrant for ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, accusing him of taking money out of the North African nation illegally.

Ben Ali, who fled to Saudi Arabia after being driven from power this month by violent protests, is also being charged with illegally acquiring real estate and other assets abroad, Justice Minister Lazhar Karoui Chebbi said Wednesday.

Tunisia is seeking the arrest of Ben Ali’s wife, Leila, as well as other family members. French media have reported that Leila left the country with millions in gold bullion.

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/world/story/2011/01/26/tunisia-arrest-ali.html#ixzz1C9sif2dq

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