Biography Zainal Abidin bin Ali, President of Tunisia

Zainal Abidin Ali is the President of Tunisia which is currently still in a rocking his power by his own people like Muammar Gaddafi in Libiya. His background is a Tunisia-General of the Armed Forces. Born in Hammam Sousse 3 September 1936 at this time was about 74 years. He was President of Tunisia since 7 November 1987 and became the second president since Tunisia's independence from French colonial rule on March 20, 1956.

In his military career, he has attended military training at the Inter-Arms Saint-Cyr, education artillery Chalons-en-champagne and military education in the United States. In 1964 he was appointed as head of the Military Security Department until 1974. Furthermore, increased his career as Director General of National Security Affairs in 1977, after serving as military attache in Morocco and Tunisia became ambassador to Poland. After that Bin Ali served as interior minister under the Tunisian president Habib Bourguiba until October 1, 1987.

On November 7, 1987 he was supported in part folk Tunisia and 7 figures academics ousted President Bourguiba, so he advanced to the helm as president of Tunisia. During his leadership, Tunisia still maintaining a neutral stance in international politics and became a member of the non-aligned movement. In the economic field he made extensive infrastructure development projects such as airports, highways, housing, and other public facilities. But the problem of income distribution, the narrowness of employment and unemployment remains a major problem in Tunisia as well as other developing countries.

In the field of politics, Islamic movements in Tunisia experienced strong pressure from the government. This is evident from the policy of imprisoning more than 30,000 Islamic activism when his party controlled a majority vote of parliament. Bin Ali then appeared to be a dictator like Hitler, Suharto or Muammar Gaddafi. Dimatisurikan Islamic movement, many activists thrown into prison, and those who are considered opponents of its policies suppressed both psychologically, mentally and latitude.

In the old regime, Islamic movements in Tunisia suffered more tragic than ever. When the party's clean sweep of seats in parliament, he was sentenced more than 30,000 activists of the Islamic movement which is the backbone of the party who regarded him as a "dissident". Indeed Ben Ali has made Tunisia as an open prison and the center of moral depravity. As a result, with one kaprahnya thinking and understanding of the existing regime, Islam and the pengembannya suffered flogging, torture, and weight constraints.

Although he was bragging about democracy and pluralism, but in practice, the party continued to dominate the political and parliamentary votes obtained by all sorts of ways. Opposition in the muzzle and press freedom in shackles. The impact on the elections in 1999 Ben Ali reelected president with 99.66% absolute vote. He was re-elected on October 24, 2004, officially won 94.48% of the vote, after a controversial constitutional referendum in 2002 which kept him as the president at least until 2014.

As a Muslim majority country is a strange thing if the government forbids Muslim women wearing headscarves in public places. The security forces found a woman who would force her to remove her hijab headscarf worn then forced to sign an oath to not wear it anymore. This is the moral depravity of the regime bin Ali.

But in early 2011 as the rise of political upheaval in the Middle East, Bin-Ali also received fierce opposition from his people. He demanded back by the wave of demonstrations that people are fed up with dictatorship, corruption, collusion, nepotism and effort to accumulate personal wealth.

Team Tunisia corruption investigators found a treasure trove of former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali at the presidential palace in the city of Sidi Bousaid, the edge of the capital Tunis. Treasure was found hidden behind a bookcase. According to the Associated Press, Monday, February 21, 2011, the team leader renowned professor of Tunisia, Abdelfattah Amor, found jewelry and large amounts of cash stored in a wooden box. This wooden box was found by investigators after performing a search team to the palace which had been occupied by Ben Ali and his family for decades. Located behind a bookshelf, wooden box filled with cash dollars, euros and other currencies in large quantities. The box also stores a variety of jewelry, including the diamond and emerald necklace. Amor said that current cash and jewelry was kept in the center of Tunisia and the central bank estimated how much value these findings. If Ben Ali was found guilty, then the findings will be returned to the community.

Ben Ali fled to Saudi Arabia on January 14, 2011 amid the turmoil demonstrations to overthrow him in Tunisia. Ben Ali then became a fugitive team of investigators Tunisia on corruption charges. His wife, Leila Trabelsi, also on charges of embezzling dicara state-owned gold bullion whose value to the trillions of dollars.

Currently, the Tunisian government was asked for clarification of information Ben Ali's condition to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Allegedly Ben Ali was in a coma in a hospital in Jeddah. Tunisian government also asked Saudi Arabia to extradite Ben Ali immediately if he is alive to undergo the process of investigation in the homeland.

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