By RFIPalled on 21-09-2019Today on 21-09-2019 at 17:02

Fallen Tunisian President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who died on Thursday, was buried on Saturday (September 21st) in the Muslim holy city of Medina, in western Saudi Arabia, witnesses said.

The former head of state, who died in Jeddah, south of Medina, was buried in the cemetery of Al-Baqi, near the mausoleum of the Prophet Muhammad, after the afternoon prayer, have added these cookies. His burial in Medina was previously announced by one of his sons-in-law on Instagram.

" Today, the funeral of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali will take place after the afternoon prayer in Medina and he will be buried in the holy places, near the tomb of the Prophet " Muhammad, said the rapper K2Rhym , whose real name is Karim Gharbi.

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🤲🇸🇦🇹🇳اليوم سيتم تشييع جثمان الرئيس الراحل زين العابدين بن علي وذلك بعد صلاة العصر في المدينة المنورة وسيوارى الثرى في البقاع المقدسة بجوار قبر الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم. نشكر المملكة العربية السعودية التي وضعت على ذمة كل من يرغب في حضور الجنازة طائرات خاصة من جدة إلى المدينة.

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A part of the family of Ben Ali will also receive condolences on Sunday in Sidi Bou Said, a posh suburb of Tunis, according to an announcement in the French-language daily newspaper La Presse.

A low-profile death in Tunisia

Driven by the street on January 14, 2011 after installing a police regime in Tunisia for two decades, Ben Ali died Thursday in exile. His death was passed over by the Saudi media.

It did not make headlines or conversations in Tunisia as the country prepares to elect its deputies on October 6, then to choose a president between two outsiders, a jailed businessman and a university advocating radical decentralization.

►Also read: Kamel Jendoubi at RFI: " Ben Ali is a long accident in Tunisian history "

(With AFP)

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