World Bulletin / News Desk
Tunisian authorities have confiscated around $30 billion from former president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his entourage, said Naguib Hanana, the head of a committee seeking the return of illegally seized funds.
"We are seeking to return a total of $72 billion by the end of our work," Hanana told Anadolu Agency.
By the end of October, Tunisian authorities have confiscated 524 houses, 616 companies, funds in 360 bank accounts, 188 cars, seven yachts, and 2,150 buildings owned by Ben Ali's Democratic Constitutional Rally, according Minister of State Property and Real Estate Affairs Slim Ben Hamidene.
The Tunisian government issued a law in March 2011 to confiscate the funds and properties of around 114 Ben Ali-era figures.Last Mod: 16 Kasım 2013, 12:09