US Supreme Court rules unanimously in Samantar case, allows Somalis to sue ex-minister

BBC: US to allow Somalis to sue ex-PM
The US Supreme Court rules that a former Somali prime minister can be sued over claims of torture and extrajudicial killings. The Court found that the U.S. Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act does not protect individual defendants as opposed to foreign governments.

For background of case, see:   Today-Supreme Court hears oral argument in Samantar v. Yousef–Somalia and Somaliland Torture Case

Ken

American lawyer. Took leave from corporate career to “assist” democracy in East Africa. After stolen '07 election in Kenya and violent aftermath I have tried to bring out truth of events for those who care in hope we can learn and do better.

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