4 Tunisia policemen jailed for killing protesters in 2011

The court sentenced one policeman to ten years in prison and three others to five years each. All the sentences can still be appealed.

4 Tunisia policemen jailed for killing protesters in 2011

World Bulletin / News Desk

A Tunisian military court slapped four policemen with prison sentences ranging from five to ten years each for killing anti-regime protesters during the 2011 uprising that toppled autocratic president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, a public radio station announced.

The court sentenced one policeman to ten years in prison and three others to five years each. All the sentences can still be appealed.

The four policemen were convicted of involvement in the killing of the first two protesters to die during the Tunisian uprising in the central Sidi Bouzeid province in December 2010.

Tunisian authorities announced in February that all those involved in trials for killing protesters during the Tunisian uprising would be tried by military courts.

A government-appointed committee formed to document the uprising's death toll said in late February that 321 Tunisians had died and 3727 others had been injured during the uprising.

Sidi Bouzid was the epicenter of the popular protests that led to the overthrow of Ben Ali in January 2011.

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