Benghazi Suspect Freed for Lack of Evidence
He was one of a scant few arrested in the case
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Jan 8, 2013 9:53 AM CST
A Libyan man investigates the burned out US consulate in Benghazi in this Sept. 13, 2012 file photo.   (AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon, File)

(Newser) – Only two suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, and today one of them is a free man once more. A Tunisian court has "conditionally freed" 26-year-old suspect Ali Harzi, citing a lack of evidence, the AP reports. Harzi has been ordered to remain in the greater Tunis area. Authorities had said that Harzi was "strongly suspected" of being involved in the attack, charged him with "membership of a terrorist organization," and let the FBI question him for hours.

But the judge says authorities never had any real evidence, and said that with the release he was "correcting an irregular situation." Egypt has arrested one other man suspected of being a member of the same Jihadi group that hit the embassy, and killed another in a raid. But thanks to its feeble, newborn central government, Libya itself hasn't arrested anybody, not even this guy.

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Jan 8, 2013 7:13 PM CST
NO SHIT --- ANYBODY with half a brain knows that the US State Department, and the Defense Department, lured Ambassador Stevens to Benghazi on 9-11, and the CIA assassinated him there. --- The dancing, shouting and shooting CIA supported Libyans were preplanned, to avert attention from the CIA assassination. --- The CIA and Navy Seals are used strictly for assassinations, under the Obama administration. --- The only guilty people in the Ambassador Stevens assassination work for the US Government. --------- REALLY
Jan 8, 2013 1:41 PM CST
I thought they got the guy to blame. The YouTube dude. He's in jail, ain't he?
Jan 8, 2013 11:49 AM CST
Do we have pictures of him raiding the US consulate?.... Yes, sir we do Do we have evidence of the Ambassador's blood on his clothes? Ye, sir we do Well, release him for lack of evidence.....