Tunisia asks Saudi Arabia to extradite Ben Ali

By Agence France-Presse
Sunday, February 20, 2011 14:14 EDT
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TUNIS (AFP) – Tunisia said Sunday it had officially asked Saudi Arabia to extradite deposed strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali whom it accused of “several serious crimes”.

A foreign ministry statement cited by the state news agency TAP said an official request had been sent through diplomatic channels for the extradition of the ousted president, who fled to Saudi Arabia January 14 after weeks of popular revolt against his 23-year regime.

The statement said the caretaker government took the action “following a new batch of charges against the ousted president regarding his involvement in several serious crimes aimed at perpetrating and inciting voluntary homicide and sowing discord between the citizens of the same country by pushing them to kill one another”.

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  • Anonymous

    Ya think this story will be on the Saudi co-owned Fox Lies?
    I wouldn’t hold my breath.

  • Anonymous

    Neither Ben Ali or Mubarek are going to get out of this alive. They know too much about America’s secrets.

  • Johnny Warbucks

    The Tunisians made a mistake letting this bastard go.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bob-Zentrails/100001475536421 Bob Zentrails

    So, where are the Shah of Iran comparisons to this Fox “News”?

    You guys were throwing that around about Egypt just a week ago.
    How about now? Any similarities between the Saudis protecting this guy and
    what Mexico did with the Shah of Iran?

    Of course it’s completely different. And who was that Prince who owns a big chunk of Fox?
    Wasn’t he a SAUDI Prince? Probably just a coincidence.

  • NadePaulKuciGravMcKi

    The House of Saud is in big trouble

  • H.P. Loathecraft

    Raw. Its is not possible to respond to the last commenter because an ad is overlaying the reply box. Can you please fix this very soon? It’s really getting annoying.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s hope so.

  • Anonymous

    Good luck with that, Tunisia.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for pointing that out, it’s annoying as hell.