The citizens of Tunisia continue taking steps to rid themselves, once and for all, of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.
Tunisia announced Wednesday that it is seeking Interpol’s help to arrest ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, his wife and several of his relatives. Meanwhile, protesters continued to clash with police in the streets of Tunis.
Ben Ali, his wife Leila Trabelsi, and eight other family members, face accusations of illegal acquisition of assets and the transfer of funds into foreign accounts during Ben Ali’s 23 years in power, Justice Minister Lazhar Karoui Chebbi said in a press conference.
Tunisian authorities announced that 33 members of Ben Ali’s family had already been arrested in the country.
The justice minister also said the head of Ben Ali’s presidential security force and five others were being investigated for instigating violence following his ouster.
The justice ministry’s announcement was intended “to reassure the population as to the government’s determination to break from the past”, FRANCE 24’s special envoy in Tunis, Pauline Simonet explained.
This is the type of article that we all hope we will be reading one day soon with Cuba as the country, and the Castro brothers and their thugs as the fugitives.
On a completely unrelated note, I find amazing the uncanny resemblance the despicable Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has to another despicable politician, the disgraced and booted-out-of-office cretin Alan Grayson.
Coincidence? You make the call.