EU OKs sanctions against Ben Ali and wife

January 31, 2011 19:17

BRUSSELS — The European Union plans to impose an asset freeze on former Tunisian autocratic President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his wife.

The 27 EU foreign ministers said at their monthly meeting on Monday they also will do their utmost to help the north African nation move toward full democracy.

The EU said that in coordination with Tunisian authorities it "has adopted restrictive measures against individuals responsible for misappropriation of state funds."

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