Tunisia to honor historic revolution with museum

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Posted: Sep 23, 2011 3:47 PM
Tunisia to honor historic revolution with museum

A government official says Tunisia plans to honor the more than 300 people who were killed during the popular uprising earlier this year that ousted President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and touched off a wave of protests across the Arab world.

Noureddine Hached, who heads a committee on human rights, says those injured in the protests and the families of those killed will get top priority for scholarships and in recruiting and will receive a monthly stipend. Speaking Friday at a news conference, Hached didn't say how much they'd get, but added the families of the dead already received pay-outs of 20,000 dinars (about $14,000).

Hached also said a museum would be created to immortalize the events that lead to Ben Ali's Jan. 14 ouster.