The former Tunisian President Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali had died in Saudi Arabia. He died on Thursday in Jeddah and that his body is to be transferred to Mecca, awaiting the family’s decision on his burial.
Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia after popular protests ended his 23 years in power. Afterward, the new government confiscated businesses, real estate and luxury cars from 114 members of his family. He was 83 years old.