Tunis - The lawyer for the 20 Tunisians accused of attacking
the US embassy in Tunis says they have been convicted and given two-year
On September 14, a mob of several thousand attacked the
embassy in response to an American-made film considered insulting to Islam, and
four demonstrators died.
At least 73 people were arrested, but most were released for
lack of evidence and only 20 went on trial. They were convicted on Tuesday
night, says defence lawyer Anwar Oued-Ali.
He says only nine of them are in custody.
After the attack, the government took a tougher stance with
religious hardliners known as Salafis.