On Tuesday, the Tunisian judiciary sentenced in absentia the former president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to life imprisonment on the charge of pre-mediated murder in cases related to the 2011 revolution.
This ruling, issued on Tuesday by the General Agency for the Administration of Military Justice, was reported by the official news agency. A statement said:
“The Criminal Chamber of the Military Court of Appeal in Tunis rendered judgments with various degrees on the cases of the martyrs and the wounded of the revolution, on Tuesday, including a sentence that convicts Ben Ali for life imprisonment.”
It went on:
“The Court of Appeal filed an appeal in cassation of the initial verdicts on these cases, which included 40 accused, and convicted several of them for “first degree murder and complicity in murder.”