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Tunisian Minister of Culture wants an apology

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Tunisia's Minister of Culture Mehdi Mabrouk (R) in Carthage, 12 February, 2013
Tunisia's Minister of Culture Mehdi Mabrouk (R) in Carthage, 12 February, 2013 Tunis Tribune/Flick'r/CC
By: Michel Arseneault
7 min

Tunisia's Minister of Culture says he will withdraw a lawsuit against an actor who threw an egg at him last month -- but only if he receives an apology. Minister Mehdi Mabrouk says that he has already dropped charges against the cameraman who filmed the incident. The actor and the cameraman were in court yesterday to answer a string of accusations that could send them to jail for seven years. RFI spoke to Meriem Dhaoudi, a Tunisian student who has been following the story.