Two American brothers arrested in Tunisia on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization were released without charge Thursday, NBC News reported.
Officials interrogated the brothers — both aged in their 30s and originally from Michigan — and searched their laptops, judicial spokesman Sofiene Sliti confirmed to NBC News.
"The preliminary investigation led by the judicial police revealed that the two individuals have no link with any terrorist organization," Sliti earlier told the state-run Tunisia Press Agency.
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A senior police official based in Jendoubo, were the two were arrested Tuesday, said he disagreed with the decision by authorities in Tunis to release the pair, citing jihad-relted material found by police who raided the place where they were staying.