Tunisia's toppled ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali dies

Tunisia's autocratic ruler Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, toppled in 2011, has died in exile in Saudi Arabia at the age of 83, according to his lawyer.


Mounir Ben Salha said that Ben Ali died on Thursday in Jeddah and that his body is to be transferred to Mecca, awaiting the family's decision on his burial.


Ben Ali was ousted in 2011 at the start of what became known as the Arab Spring, a movement that saw many autocratic leaders swept from power, he then fled to Saudi Arabia.


פרסום ראשון: 09.19.19, 18:00