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The Council of the European Union decided to freeze with immediate effect for a duration of twelve months any assets that might in Switzerland belonging to, or controlled by, former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and his associates. The 31 January 2011 decision 2011/72/PESC, targeting only Ben Ali and his wife was amended on 4 February 2011 by the implementing decision 2011/79/PESC (OJ L 31, 5.2.2011, p. 40) and the Council Regulation (EU) No 101/2011 (OJ L 31, 5.2.2011, p. 1), to which a list of 48 targeted persons is attached. The regulation is based on article 215 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. Visit our Resources and Publications pages for material on the same topics: European Union, Tunisia, Corruption, Forfeiture, Ben Ali Case (from FraudNet member for ||Switzerland|| ||Yves Klein||, of ||Monfrini Crettol & Associes, Geneva||).