Tunisian president fires interior minister after rising deaths

Officials say has killed 23 people so far, rights groups dispute the official number.

Tunisian president fires interior minister after rising deaths

Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali has replaced his interior minister and ordered the release of all those detained in a wave of violent clashes, the prime minister said on Wednesday.

Mohamed Ghannouchi, speaking at a news briefing, also said the president had ordered the creation of a special committee to investigate corruption and the actions of some officials. Ahmed Friaa, a former academic and junior minister, was appointed as the new interior minister, Ghannouchi said.

Reuters

Last Mod: 12 Ocak 2011, 16:54
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