Tunisian military justice entrusted with case of former president

10:13, May 12, 2011      

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A court in Tunis decided Wednesday to hand over the case of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and two other senior officials to the country's military justice, the official TAP news agency reported.

The two senior officials are former Interior Minister Rafik Bel Hadj Kacem and a high level security official, said TAP, adding the decision was taken in line with the rule of "competency attribution."

The former president has been charged with manslaughter for the killing of scores of protestors during the unrest, the two others are accused of similar charges.

Source: Xinhua
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