TUNIS: A Tunisian film-maker who threw an egg at a minister received a suspended five-month sentence yesterday while charges were dropped against the videographer who filmed the incident, their lawyer said.
“Nasreddine Shili was sentenced to five months in prison, suspended, while the charges against Mourad Mehrezi were dismissed,” their lawyer Koutheir Bouallegue said.
The egg attack on Culture Minister Mehdi Mabrouk took place at a memorial ceremony on August 16 to mark 40 days since the death of a fellow artist and was filmed by Mehrezi, who works for Astrolab TV.
Four injured in Yemen attack
ADEN: A suspected Al Qaeda militant blew himself up yesterday in a market in Lahj province in south Yemen, killing himself and wounding four people, a security official said.
In southeastern Hadramout province, unidentified gunmen shot dead a security officer yesterday, the official said, adding that a day earlier an intelligence officer was killed by gunmen in Al Mukallah, capital of the province.