Magharebia (Washington DC)

8 January 2013

Tunisia Frees Benghazi Attack Suspect

A Tunis court on Monday (January 7th) ordered the release of Ali Hamzi, a Tunisian suspected of involvement in the US consulate attack in Benghazi last September, AFP quoted his lawyer Abdelbasset Ben Mbarek as saying.

The ruling came after Hamzi, 26, was interrogated by four FBI agents and a translator in Tunisia last month.

Hamzi was detained while trying to enter Turkey after the September 11th attack, in which the ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed. He was deported back to Tunisia in October, where he was charged with belonging to "a terrorist group based abroad".

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