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Tunisia: Ben Ali’s brother-in-law sentenced for corruption

Tunisian court sentenced Belhassen Trabelsi, brother-in-law of former president Zine Ben Ali, to ten years in prison for corruption, the TAP news agency reported on Tuesday.

Sami Fehri, the owner of the television channel El Hiwar, was sentenced to eight years in prison in the same case.

The two men will also have to pay a fine of 40 million dinars (12.2 million euros) for using public television resources for the benefit of a private company and for transferring advertising revenue to their company.

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