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Even as protests against authoritarian leaders continue across much of the Arab world, Tunisia and Egypt are already preparing to bring their former dictators to justice. The Tunisian justice minister, Lazhar Karoui Chebbi, is reportedly preparing as many as 44 charges -- including conspiring against the state, drug use and trafficking, and voluntary manslaughter -- against Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, who fled the country in January, and his family. Last week, Egyptian prosecutors detained Hosni Mubarak and several family members and former government officials on charges of corruption. As Tunisia and Egypt consider how far to go with arrests and trials,

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