Monday, 21 April 2014

Switzerland to give Ben Ali money to Tunisia


Speaking on Swiss public radio, chief prosecutor Michael Lauber said the transfer of the funds had been made possible thanks to the cooperation of Tunisia's new authorities.

The Swiss launched their investigation after Tunisia filed a request for legal assistance alleging that ill-gotten gains had been hidden in the Alpine country.

The Ben Ali family still has the option of contesting the money's handover by filing an appeal at the Swiss supreme court.

Ben Ali's January 2011 ouster after a groundswell of demonstrations marked the start of the Arab Spring.

He has since gained asylum in Saudi Arabia while his son-in-law Sakher El Materi, once considered a potential successor, has fled to the Seychelles.

A World Bank report last month detailed the family's grip on the economy during Ben Ali's 23-year reign.

It found 220 companies owned by family members, accounting for 21 percent of net private sector profits in Tunisia, with regulations often tailored to benefit their businesses.

In the wake of Ben Ali's overthrow, Switzerland blocked the equivalent of $68.5 million (50 million euros) in accounts held in the country.

With $40 million set to be handed over, investigations into the origin of the remaining $28.5 million are continuing.

Lauber said he hoped to be able to transfer those remaining funds in the near future.

"There are still several million dollars frozen in Switzerland. We're trying to make progress on this issue," he said, without offering a likely timeframe.

 http://www.thenewage.co.za/123029-1020-53-Switzerland_to_give_Ben_Ali_money_to_Tunisia

8 comments:

  1. Its FAR, JAM, GLENNY, DAVID, Ti FRANCIS & CAPT ADAM that we need to repatriate their ill gotten billions back to the Seselwa nation.

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  2. Rimer pe circule Ki larme pe al prend pei.

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  3. ;arme can take the country from criminals,it is after all their duty to protect the people and the country,But they would have to give it over to civilkians.

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  4. We welcome it if they do so!!then we can move foward for a democracy election.

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  5. Where is our 2,4 billions Dr FAURE ex-minister of finance who looked at the billions leaving our coffers and did not act.Where is our billions Dr (playing soft and cool) or Mr traquil deep water also a hard core stalinsit like FAURE both Communist educated fools);MERITON;MICHEL AND partilpep?

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  6. You saw those supposed Seychelles Ambassador? three quarter foreigners,some without speaking a word creole and with no knowldge about our culture,tradition,history and people.Michel prefer foreigners and donot heisitate to give them large slary to do nothing than participate in partilepep sell out,illegal activities such as illegal allowing Chinese to conduct Naval training in our EZZ.Adam thinks that normal.It is normal for a soveriegn country to have its institutions control by foriegners who have little knowledge about Seychellois and its history.it acordding to partilepep a normal practice,just as having foreigners controlling our jusdiciary,police forces,etc...

    These foriegners are getting a fortune to sell out Seychelles,though there are highly qualified Seychellois speaking fluent English ,French and can proffessionally represent our country than foreign mercenaries.

    Just calculate the amount of tax payers^money partielepep give out ot pay all those foreign mercenaires,pluc bonuses,free first class flghit tickets,housing for them and family members,school for their childrens in the countries they stationed,and all the other costs all paid by Seychelles governent.Partilepep .if not stop would probably bankrupt us a second time in a few years only.Time to screw those donkeys.



    As Mr Craig,shows,Paertilepep thugs just cannot get rid from the temptation of committing crimes against Seychellois people and that in all imageable forms.


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  7. sEYCHELLES CARNIVAL---a CARNIVAL FOR 151 INVISTED JOURNALISTS AND 1000 INVISTED OTHER FOREIGNERS ALL COST PAID BY ST aNGE.aND ST aNGE OF COURSE WOULD TELL US "THAT IS MORE ARRIVALS.aRRIVALS sT aNGE PAID THEIR TICKETS TO COME TO OUR SHORES TO FILM A CARNIVAL THATDISPALY FOREIGN CULTURE AND TRADITIONS AND NOT OURS.iS IT WORTH WASTING sR5.6 MILLIONS ON A CARNIVAL THAT DOES NOT ATTRACT MORE TOURISTS BUT INVITED JUORNALISTS AND FOREIGN GUESTS ORGANIZED BY ST -aLL THOSE JUORNALISTS AFTER THE FESTIVAL ARE GOING TO SELL WHAT TO THEIR CUSTOMERS----CHIENSE DANCING DRAGON DANCE,BRASILIAN DACING SAMBA WHAT?

    aFTER THE CARNIVAL.AN AUDIT SHOULD BE DONE TO SEE IF IT WAS WORTH WASTING SR5.8 TO PAY FOR THE TRIPS,HOTELS,CATERING ,CAR RENTAL,BOAT EXCURSIONS AND SO ON FOR FOREIGN JUORNALISTS NAD INVITED FORIEGN GUESTS.wHAT THE END RESULT ST ANGE.yOU MIGHT SAY A WORLD PUBLISCITY--BUT THE PROBLEM THE PRODUCT YOU WANT TO SELL THE OWRLD ARE FAKE ,THEY DONOT REPRESENT OUR PEOPLE AND COUNTRY.iT IS LIKE SELLING SWIIS CHOCALATE TO SWIIS AND TELL THEM ITS OUR OWN PRODUCTION AND FLAVORS.iT COULD WORK FOR A FEW WEEKS BUT IT WON'T TAKE LONG BWEFORE THEY WOULD DISCOVER THE FAKE PRODUCT YOU SELLING THEM ST ANGE.



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  8. When would BArber starts investigating the embezzlemement case of 2,4 billion sleeping in Swiss Bank?We need our money back to pay the incredible , debt partilepep created.

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