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Tunisia recovers yacht of Ben Ali's nephew

16 April 2013, 13:27

Tunis - Tunisia has received from Italy a yacht worth more than half a million dollars that once belonged to the nephew of its deposed dictator.

Tunisian Prime Minister Ali Larayedh and central bank head Chedli Ayari were on hand on Monday to receive the yacht of Kais Ben Ali, which had been anchored in an Italian port.

The $626 000 yacht was the latest item of the regime of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, overthrown in January 2011, recovered by the Tunisian government.

On Thursday, the government received a check for $28m recovered by the UN from a Lebanese bank account belonging to the dictator's family.

Ben Ali and his wife's family were widely believed to have benefited from their positions to acquire business interests in all sectors of the country.



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