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Tunisia's parliament on Wednesday approved a controversial law granting amnesty to officials accused of corruption during the rule of autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, triggering angry protests from the opposition and activists outside.After months of protests, the bill was amended from an original draft which would have also granted amnesty to corrupt businessmen.The bill was proposed by President Beji Caid Essebsi, himself a former Ben Ali official, and sent to parliament in 2015 .At Wednesday's session, tensions flared between the ruling coalition and the opposition lawmakers, who said the Supreme Judicial Council had not yet given its answer after being consulted by the parliament on the legality of the bill.
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