Monday, February 21, 2011

Tunisia's Ben Ali palace stuffed with wealth like a bank



The attached YouTube video shows the ousted tyrant Zine El Abidine Ben Ali’s residence in Tunis to be stuffed with tremendous amounts of ill-gotten wealth in the form of various amounts of currencies, diamonds, golds and other priceless jewelries worth more than a hundred million Euros, the state media said.
The country's transition government requested Saudi Arabia where the despot sought asylum to extradite him and face charges for serious crimes he committed in the North African state.
A few days ago, rumors spread that Ben Ali died of stroke. On 17 February, the Gulf kingdom confirmed that the autocrat who ruled Tunisia for 23 years has suffered the complications of brain hemorrhage and is in bad condition, according to Al Jazeera.
Ben Ali, his family and cronies, many of whom had left the country, were accused of amassing wealth from Tunisia's coffers that led to his ouster on 14 January.
Details of this story here.
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