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Vol 52 No 3

Published 4th February 2011


Tunisia

Ben Ali, biens mal acquis

The Paris Public Prosecutor's office is opening a preliminary investigation into funds and property held in France by Tunisian ex-President Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, his family and entourage. Transparency International (TI) France and two other non-governmental organisations, Sherpa and the Arab Commission for Human Rights, called for the funds and goods to be frozen immediately, which the authorities declined. The French police financial crime unit, the Office Central pour la Répression de la Grande Délinquance Financière, must complete an inventory of the Ben Ali fortune in France before action to freeze funds can be taken.

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