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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:08 AM

Tunisia frees man held over attack on U.S. consulate in Libya

Source: Reuters

Tunisia frees man held over attack on U.S. consulate in Libya

Tunis | Tue Jan 8, 2013 8:54am EST

(Reuters) - Tunisia has freed, for lack of evidence, a Tunisian man who had been suspected of involvement in an Islamist militant attack in Libya last year in which the U.S. ambassador was killed, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Ali Harzi was one of two Tunisians named in October by the Daily Beast website as having been detained in Turkey over the violence in which Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other American officials were killed.

"The judge decided to free Harzi and he is free now," lawyer Anouar Awled Ali told Reuters. "The release came in response to our request to free him for lack of evidence and after he underwent the hearing with American investigators as a witness in the case."

A Tunisian justice ministry spokesman confirmed the release of Harzi but declined to elaborate.

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Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/08/us-tunisia-usa-benghazi-idUSBRE9070HY20130108

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Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:47 AM

1. Evidently Due process works in Tunisia

Its great to see that the court system works in other parts of the world as its mean't to work. While we need to bring to justice the folks involved there evidently wasn't enough to hold this guy. But you never know where he goes that might lead us to the right parties.

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