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Tunisia president offers 'state apology' to rape victim

5 October 2012 Last updated at 15:26 BST

President Marzouki of Tunisia has offered a state apology to a woman who was allegedly raped by two police officers.

The case has sparked a storm of protest and hundreds of people have voiced their support for the 27-year-old woman, whose case has been headline news in Tunisia.

The policemen, awaiting trial, face heavy jail terms or a death sentence if found guilty.

Mike Wooldridge reports.