TUNIS (AFP) - The trial of ousted Tunisian leader Zine el Abidine Ben Ali, in exile in Saudi Arabia, will start in his absence on June 20, interim Prime Minister Beji Caid Essebsi told Al-Jazeera Monday. "I am announcing it for the first time, the trial will start on the 20th", Essebsi told the television channel.Ben Ali and his associates were facing more than 90 charges, he added.He also said Saudi authorities had not responded to Tunisian requests to hand over the former president.Ben Ali fled Tunisia in January following a revolt against his 23-year rule. Family members say he suffered a stroke in February and he has made no public appearances. Tunisia's new authorities are preparing to try him and his wife Leila Trabelsi on drugs, guns and graft charges in absentia.