Investigators seek return of Ben Ali wealth

Extravagant lifesyle of the family of former Tunisian president bred anger and helped lead to his downfall.

    The family of Tunisia's former leader, Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, had a reputation for leading an excessively extravagant lifestyle that angered many people and helped lead to their downfall.

    Now, almost a year after the Ben Ali's fled the country, there is not much that remains of their lavish mansions; most of them were looted in the days following the revolution.

    But it is estimated the family still took around $17bn with them when they left Tunisia - money that investigators say rightfully belongs to the country.

    Al Jazeera's Nazanine Moshiri reports from Hammamet.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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