Belhassen Trabelsi, the brother-in-law of the previous President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, has been handed a 10-year jail time period for corruption, in line with state media.
A Tunisian court docket has sentenced Belhassen Trabelsi to 10 years in jail, state run information company TAP reported on Tuesday.
Trabelsi is the brother-in-law of ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali.
Prices towards Trabelsi
Trabelsi and one other man, Sami Fehri — the proprietor of El Hiwar TV — have been sentenced for utilizing state tv sources for the advantage of a non-public firm.
They have been alleged to have been concerned in transferring promoting revenues. Fehri was sentenced to eight years.
The court docket collectively fined the 2 males 40 million dinars ($14.51 million/€12.2 million).
The proceedings, often called the “Cactus Prod case” after a tv group created by Fehri, entails the 2 suspects in addition to the previous minister adviser to the deposed president and 4 former tv executives.
A court docket spokesman stated there could be no additional trials.
Extradition request to France
Trabelsi is at the moment in France, and Tunisian authorities have stated they’ve offered all the required paperwork regarding his extradition request.
Among the many paperwork despatched to the French authorities are the judicial ensures to forestall any “inhumane remedy.”
A French appeals court docket within the city of Aix-en-Provence had issued an opinion towards the extradition. It refers to a “actual threat of inhumane and degrading remedy and lack of controls in case of ill-treatment in detention.”
Ben Ali, who ruled the nation for 23 years and died in exile in 2019, was the primary autocratic chief introduced down by the uprisings that swept the area. Tunisia has been the one Arab Spring nation to make a peaceable transition to democracy.