Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali ruled Tunisia from 1987 to 2011
Tunisia's former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, seen here in 2009, is ready to hand over his Swiss-held financial "assets" to the Tunisian state, his Lebanese lawyer said on Monday. Ben Ali was toppled by a popular revolt in 2011. © Fethi Belaid - AFP/File
Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali ruled Tunisia from 1987 to 2011
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Last updated: July 16, 2012

Tunisia's Ben Ali returns his Swiss-held financial assets

Tunisia's former president Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, toppled by a popular revolt in 2011, is ready to hand over his Swiss-held financial "assets" to the Tunisian state, his Lebanese lawyer said on Monday.

"My client is ready to hand over all his alleged assets and economic resources held in Switzerland to the Tunisian state," lawyer Akram Azoury said in a statement.

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