TUNISIA. APPEALS COURT COMMUTES TERRORISM DEATH SENTENCE
February 20, 2008: a Tunisian appeals court commuted the death sentence of a suspected Islamic militant to life in prison. Imed Ben Ameur, 42, was convicted on charges including incitement to killing and "provoking disorder and death" as part of a terrorist plot.
The defendant allegedly belonged to a group called the Soldiers of Assan Ibn Al Fourat that was involved in clashes with security forces last December and in January. They were arrested following an attack on the group in Soliman, 40km south of the capital. A total of 14 people, 12 group members, a soldier and a police officer, died in confrontation. (Sources: International Herald Tribune, 21/02/2008)