Arafat widow charged in Tunisia corruption probe
A Tunis court issued an international arrest warrant against the widow of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, TAP reported on Monday (October 31st). Suha Arafat, 48, was charged last week charges as part of a corruption case related to deposed president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, his family and several government officials.
Arafat's widow is wanted for alleged corruption that occurred in 2007, when she founded the Carthage International School in Tunis with Ben Ali's wife Leila Trabelsi, AFP reported. The same year, she was stripped of her Tunisian citizenship and expelled from the country following the dispute with the former ruling family. She currently lives in Malta.
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