Deposed Tunisian president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife Leila were sentenced to 35 years in prison in absentia by a Monday, Reuters reports. After only a day of deliberation, the Tunisian jury found the couple guilty of theft and illegal possession of cash and jewelry, and the court ordered they pay $65.6 million in fines. The verdict on further charges--illegal drug and weapons possession--is due June 30.
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