This dictator is responsible for killing hundreds of his own country men, he imprisoned thousands and silenced millions. And he get for that only 35 years? That doesn't add up. Anyways, he is not going to serve any years, and will remain in Saudi Arabia for the rest of his life. But he appointed the lousy Lebanese lawyer Akram Azouri to defend him in Tunisia, so we will be hearing many statements on his behalf in the coming future. The important thing about this trial is that it heralds a new era of accountability for the Tunisian people, this is exactly what we need in the rest of the Arab world.
"The former Tunisian president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife have been sentenced to 35 years in jail after being found guilty of theft in absentia by a Tunisian court".