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Tunisian TV boss accused of using state funds for production company

The trial of Tunisian television chief Sami Fehri, accused of corruption during the rule of now-toppled strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, opened Friday with the defence requesting bail and the court denying it. Fehri, who runs the private Ettounsiya TV and was a business partner of Ben Ali’s fugitive…

Tunisian ex-PM says Ben Ali wanted to kill protestors

LE KEF, Tunisia — Tunisia’s ex-prime minister Mohamed Ghannouchi told a tribunal Monday that toppled strongman Zine El Abidine Ben Ali had wanted to kill at least 1,000 protestors demanding his exit. Ghannouchi appeared as a witness in the trial probing manslaughter charges against Ben Ali and his key aides,…