Ben Ali's Presidential Guard commander detained

AP, Sunday 16 Jan 2011

Tunisia's state news agency says police have arrested the head of the presidential guard for ousted leader Zine El Abidine Ben Ali

 The TAP news agency reported Sunday that Ali Seriati and several colleagues have been detained on accusations they had plotted against state security. Other details were not immediately available.

Ben Ali fled the country on Friday after 23 years of autocratic rule in Tunisia. His downfall came after a month of angry street protests over corruption, repression and high unemployment in the North African country.

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