19 December 2012

Tunisia: Local Salafists Rally for Embassy Attack Suspects

Bizerte salafists protested Tuesday (December 18th) against the continued detention of their peers over the attack on the US embassy in Tunis.

"We gather today to demand the release of our brothers arrested without trial after the events of the American embassy," the spokesman for the Menzel Bourguiba demonstration, Nabil Nasri, told Mosaique FM.

The group also demanded a clarification of the legal process against Abou Iyadh (real name Saif Allah ben Hassine).

The leader of the radical Tunisian salafist Ansar al-Sharia movement, Abou Iyadh was sought in connection with the September 14th embassy attack but never charged.

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