Monday, February 27, 2012

Samantar Admits Liability

After fighting jurisdiction all the way up to the Supreme Court on immunity grounds, Somali General Mohamad Ali Samantar of Somalia admitted liability at the start of what was supposed to be a trial on the merit last weeks.  Judge Leonie Brinkema heard testimony from U.S. military officials, journalists, and victims in order to establish damages.  See our prior coverage of the case here.  The Center for Justice & Accountability, whose lawyers brought the case pro bono, discusses the case here.  Congratulations!

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