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Two Tunisia Policemen Sentenced to 20 Years for Death

May 02, 2012

Two Tunisian policemen were sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing a man at the start of the country’s uprising, the official TAP news agency reported today.

The verdicts were the first against members of the police force in connection with a civilian death during the mass uprising that ousted President Zine Abdine Ben Ali from power last year.

The tribunal also ordered policemen Omrane Abdelali and Mohamed Said Khlouda to pay 80 thousand dinars ($60,000) to the family of Slim Hadhri, TAP said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Jihen Laghmari via Cairo at

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden in Dubai at

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