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US troubled by verdicts in Tunisia embassy attack

(AP) US troubled by verdicts in Tunisia embassy attack
TUNIS, Tunisia
The U.S. Embassy in Tunisia says it is “deeply troubled” that the 20 people who were convicted of attacking the embassy only received suspended sentences.

Wednesday’s statement said the “verdicts do not correspond appropriately to the extent and severity of the damage and violence that took place” on Sept. 14. It called for a full investigation and said those behind the attack must be brought to justice.

A mob of some 2,000 people attacked the embassy, destroying cars, property and a nearby American school, ostensibly in response to a movie in the U.S. that allegedly insulted Islam.

Four protesters died in the attack.

A court Tuesday night gave the 20 defendants in the attack two-year suspended sentences.

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