Criticism over the sentence in Embassy Attack case

Tunisia presidency slams U.S. criticism over trial

AFP, Tunisia

The Tunisian presidency on Tuesday criticized as “unacceptable” Washington’s condemnation of lenient sentences given last week to 20 assailants of the U.S. embassy in Tunis, contradicting earlier comments by the justice minister.

“The [U.S.] comments are out of place, both from the political point of view and from the point of view of our relations with the United States,” presidency spokesman Adnene Manser told private radio station Kalima.

Al Arabiya

Tunisia Appeal of Short Trial of US embassy attack

Tunisia to appeal US embassy attack sentences

TUNIS (AFP) – Tunisian prosecutors are to appeal the “lenient” suspended jail sentences handed down against 20 people for their roles in an attack on the US embassy last year, the justice minister said on Friday.