Ousted Tunisian dictator Ben Ali eyes return

It is said that Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who was the first dictator to be toppled in 2011's 'Arab Spring' revolutions which was ironically sparked by social media activists, is planning to return to Tunisia.

Ousted Tunisian dictator Ben Ali eyes return

World Bulletin / News Desk

Ousted Tunisian dictator Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali is meeting with his former ministers via Skype to discuss his return to the country from Saudi Arabia, where he has been staying since fleeing the country after he was toppled in 2011.

According to Turkish news portal Dunya Bulteni's Islam Osmanoglu, Ben Ali has been in constant contact with the members of the now-banned Tajammu Party through social media, Nida Tunisia Party leader Hamis Hasile claimed.

It is said that Ben Ali, who was the first dictator to be toppled in 2011's 'Arab Spring' revolutions which was ironically sparked by social media activists, is planning to return to Tunisia.

Ben Ali's former minister Munsir al Zanaidi's return to the country has been a cause of anxiety for revolutionary groups, who fear the subsequent return of other former regime members.

Before returning to Tunisia from Paris, Zanaidi was able to collect 10,000 signatures in favor of the Tajammu Party, leading many to believe that the former regime may be seeking an indirect return to power.

 

Last Mod: 17 Eylül 2014, 17:28
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