Tunisian trial over 2012 U.S. Embassy attack postponed
A Tunisian court has postponed the prosecution's appeal of light sentences given 20 Salafists convicted of attacking the U.S. Embassy in Tunis.
The prosecutor announced in May he would appeal the two-year suspended jail terms given to the suspects for their roles in the 2012 attack.
U.S. officials have also said they were deeply troubled by the sentences, Middle East Online reported.
Hundreds of angry Islamists attacked the embassy after an American-made film mocking their religion was posted on the Internet.
Four assailants were killed and dozens were injured.
Eighty suspects are still awaiting trial for their alleged participation in the attack.
Tunisia's government has accused the radical Salafist group Ansar al-Sharia of planning the attack, but no organizers of the protests have been arrested.
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