From the web: “Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, 83, Tunisia Autocrat Ousted in Arab Spring, Dies”

Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s former autocratic president whose extravagant life and oppressive rule inspired the first Arab Spring revolts of 2011, died on Thursday in exile in Saudi Arabia. He was 83. The Tunisian state news agency reported his death.

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