Tunisian prosecutors opposed freeing Libya suspect

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Associated Press

Posted on January 10, 2013 at 12:06 PM

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — An official with Tunisia's Justice Ministry says the prosecutor's office was opposed to the release of a suspect in the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in the Libyan city of Benghazi.

Ali Harzi, a Tunisian who was one of the only suspects held in the attack, was released by a Tunisian judge this week for lack of evidence.

On Sept. 11, armed groups assaulted the lightly guarded Benghazi mission and killed U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

Fawzi Djaballah, an adviser to Tunisia's Justice Ministry, said Thursday that the prosecutor's office is now saying it was opposed to the release.

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