Ben Ali son-in-law returns to Tunisia

Chiboub, a businessman who formerly headed Tunisia's prominent Taraji football club, was received by a group of football fans at Enfidha Airport in the coastal city of Sousse

Ben Ali son-in-law returns to Tunisia

World Bulletin/News Desk

Slim Chiboub, son-in-law of ousted Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, has returned to Tunisia for the first time since Ben Ali's ouster in the wake of Tunisia's 2011 popular uprising.

Chiboub, a businessman who formerly headed Tunisia's prominent Taraji football club, was received by a group of football fans at Enfidha Airport in the coastal city of Sousse Tuesday morning.

The businessman fled to the United Arab Emirates in the wake of the popular uprising, which led to Ben Ali's ouster in early 2011.

Chiboub currently faces corruption-relation charges in Tunisia.

He was recently quoted by French-language Jeune Afrique magazine as saying that he "trusts the Tunisian judiciary," voicing his readiness to undergo investigation into the charges leveled against him.

Chiboub went on to deny that his return to Tunisia was linked to the country's electoral politics.

Late October saw parliamentary polls held while presidential elections are slated for November 23.

 

Last Mod: 18 Kasım 2014, 14:38
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