Brother-in-law of Tunisia’s ousted president gets 10 years for corruption

Demonstrators are surrounded by police officers during a protest to mark the anniversary of a prominent activist's death and against allegations of police abuse, in Tunis, Tunisia

A Tunisian court has sentenced Belhassen Trabelsi, the brother-in-law of ousted President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, to ten years in jail for corruption, the state run news agency TAP reported on Tuesday.

The court also sentenced Sami Fehri, the owner of El Hiwar TV, to eight years in prison in the same case.

The court fined the two men 40 million dinars ($14.51 million) for using state television resources for the benefit of a private company and transferring advertising revenues to their company.

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