Back to busi­ness in Tu­nisia

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While some key fig­ures ac­cused of cor­rup­tion – like Hédi Dji­lani, whose daugh­ter mar­ried the pow­er­ful busi­ness­man Bel­has­sen Tra­belsi – have had as­sets seized, oth­ers have got off. The Ben Alis and Tra­bel­sis – Tu­nisia’s for­mer rul­ing fam­i­lies – con­trol “$5bn-$10bn out­side the coun­try”, ac­cord­ing to Paris­based lawyer and cam­paigner Wil­liam Bour­don. Mustapha Bouaziz, for­mer min­is­ter of lands, was ac­quit­ted in De­cem­ber 2014 in a case in­volv­ing a farm near Djebel Res­sas, as was for­mer Ben Ali ad­viser Hamed Mlika. Ben Ali’s daugh­ter Cyrine, Dji­lani and for­mer min­is­ter Rafaâ Dekhil have also man­aged to get their travel bans lifted.

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