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Tunis court convicts nephew of former first lady

Tunis court convicts nephew of former first lady

A leading Tunisian human rights lawyer says a Tunis court has convicted a nephew of Leila Trabelsi, Tunisia's widely reviled former first lady, on drug consumption charges.
Imad Trabelsi was sentenced Saturday to two years in prison and a 2,000 dinar (about (EURO)1,000) fine, according to Mokhtar Trifi, president of the Tunisian League of Human Rights.
The conviction is the second of a member of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali's extended family since he fled Tunisia in January amid huge street protests that sparked similar uprisings across the Arab world.
The caretaker government has led a halting effort to bring stability to Tunisia, amid a huge influx of refugees from neighboring war-torn Libya and simmering public anger about efforts to bring Tunisia more democracy.


Updated : 2021-10-19 20:45 GMT+08:00