Twenty people were handed two-year suspended jail sentences on Tuesday for attacking the US Embassy in Tunis in September. Hundreds of Islamist protesters took part in the attack in response to a US-made film they considered insulting to Islam.
Twenty people accused of involvement in a deadly attack on the US embassy last year went on trial in Tunis on Tuesday. Angry protesters attacked the embassy on September 14, 2012, after a US man released a video online that many thought mocked Islam.
TUNIS (AFP) – Tunisia’s Islamist Prime Minister Ali Larayedh vowed firm action against Ansar al-Sharia, in remarks published Monday, after bloody clashes between police and members of the radical Salafist group.
Tunisia Salafist leader says group cannot be defeated
TUNIS, May 20, 2013 (AFP)
The fugitive leader of Ansar al-Sharia, the radical Islamist group in Tunisia, said his supporters cannot be defeated despite their “persecution,” in a recording posted online late Sunday after bloody clashes with police.