Supporters of the islamist "Liberation" Party take to the streets as they protest against the draft constitution that they consider "secular" in Tunis, Tunisia, Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine)
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The lawyer representing 20 Salafists given suspended sentences over an attack on the US embassy in Tunis demanded the "truth" Tuesday about the killing of four assailants, hinting that embassy staff were responsible.Defence lawyer Monaem Turki branded as "political" the appeals trial of the 20 suspects, which comes after Washington sharply criticised the original sentences for being far too lenient.The protesters also torched a neighbouring American school.The public prosecutor decided last May to appeal the two-year suspended jail terms given to the 20 suspects for their roles in the attack, after Washington said it was "deeply troubled" by the leniency of the sentences, which were also criticised by the Tunisia government.Around 80 suspects are still awaiting trial for their alleged participation.
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