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Canada to extradite relative of Tunisian leader

Canada to extradite relative of Tunisian leader

Canada says it will comply with the new Tunisian government's request to extradite the brother-in-law of ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Belhassen Trabelsi, a billionaire Tunisian businessman and brother-in-law to the ousted president, reportedly arrived in Canada last week with his family.
Canadian Foreign Minister Lawrence Cannon said Friday that "we don't want criminals like him in Canada, and we will comply with Tunisia's request."
Tunisia's government issued an international arrest warrant Wednesday for the president, accusing him of taking money out of the North African nation illegally. It also is seeking six of Ben Ali's relatives but the names haven't been made public.


Updated : 2020-12-02 18:27 GMT+08:00