Tunisia revolution cost 129 lives: official count

Tunisia’s government has finally given an official toll of 129 dead and 634 injured in its 2011 revolution, in what an independent body called “a strong signal” of a democratic transition. The tally, long demanded by victims’ families, was published late Friday on the eve of the 65th anniversary of Tunisia’s independence. “It is recognition by the state of the sacrifices made by the people for the fall of the dictatorship” of the late president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, the head of an independent association for “martyrs and the injured” of the revolution, lawyer Abderrazak Kilani, told AFP. He…

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