Tunisia lifts warrant summoning Arafat’s widow // hmmm why?

December 16, 2011

(h/t ChallahHuAkbar / ynetnews.com) The Justice Ministry says Tunisia has lifted a warrant summoning the widow of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat over a corruption scandal. Ministry spokesman Kadhem Zine El Abidine said Friday that the investigating judge who had issued the warrant against Suha Arafat in October has since reversed that order. The case centered on alleged embezzlement linked to the creation of The International School of Carthage outside Tunis, which she founded in 2006 with Leila Trabelsi, the wife of former longtime Tunisia President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. (AP)

The government was overthrown… remember? who controls North Africa now? you can expect all judicial process to end.


Dictators’ Wives

March 9, 2011
Bashar Al-Assad’s wife, Asma…

During the last few weeks, much has been said about dictators in the Arab world, but not as much about their wives. All of them have been living, and still do, next to their husbands, and playing a role similar to that of some European dictators’ wives of the past, such as Elena Ceausescu, who, under her husband’s regime, became a major Romanian political figure and, to prop up her image, even pretended to have made new scientific discoveries.

Elena Ceauses
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