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Tunisian court jails relative of ousted president

A court in Tunisia has sentenced the brother-in-law of the ousted president, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, to 10 years in jail for corruption.

The court found that Belhassen Trabelsi and the owner of El Hiwar TV had set up a private company where they siphoned off advertising revenues from state television, BBC News reports.

The men were fined $15m (£11m).

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President Ben Ali fled abroad, after months of protests, 10 years ago.

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