US Case Involving Somalis Tests Immunity and Torture Laws | East Africa | English

https://i2.wp.com/www.voanews.com/voanews_shared/images/pod/horn-105.jpgThe U.S. Supreme Court hears a case Wednesday involving a former Somali defense minister accused of torture. The case will present the court with a test of U.S. laws on both immunity and torture.Andrea Parsow, a senior counsel on counter-terrorism for U.S.-based Human Rights Watch, detailed some of the particulars of the case, dating back to the 1980s.”There are survivors of torture who allege that they were tortured in Somalia, based on their clan associations. They found the petitioner Samantar was living in the United States and sued him, under U.S. law, saying he is liable to them for money damages because of the torture that he was responsible for,” Parsow said.

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