France 2 reports that deposed Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has died in Saudi Arabia after falling into a coma two days ago. He has been in Saudi Arabia since January 14.
Ben Ali was the subject of a recent article on WL Central discussing Mubarak’s order to the Egyptian Third Army to crush the demonstrators in Tahrir Square with their tanks after flying F-16 fighter bombers at low level over the protesters.
Previous Tunisia and Ben Ali coverage on WL Central:
2011-02-14 Senior Egyptian army officers ordered massacre
2011-02-13 Tales of Tyrants: Ben Ali, Mubarak & Suleiman
2011-02-06 Tunisia’s Revolution Continues
2011-02-01 Tunisian Islamic Leader Returns as EU Freezes Ousted President’s Assets
2011-01-27 Tunisia protests continue as a warrant is issued for Ben Ali
2011-01-18 Reaction to Tunisia’s new government
2011-01-17 Tunisia’s new government
2011-01-15 What the US state cables on Tunisia said
2011-01-14 Tunisia: Ben Ali Out, Mohamed Ghannouchi Out
2011-01-03: Update: The Wrath of Anon in Tunisia
2011-01-02: Update: Anonymous Attacks on Tunisian Government Sites
2011-01-01 Censorship of Tunisian Riots
2010-12-19 New Whistleblowing Sites