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Tunisia Convicts Former President

By DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS And DEBORAH BALL A Tunis criminal court on Monday convicted Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s deposed president, of embezzling state funds, and sentenced him to 35 years in prison, the first conviction of a North African ruler since the start of the Arab Spring revolution that has swept the Middle East. View Full Image Associated Press A demonstrator, right, wears a poster showing Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisia’s deposed president, at the Tunis Criminal Court on Monday. Leila Trabelsi, Mr. Ben Ali’s wife, was convicted on the same count and…