January 13, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from Mohamed Ali Samantar, former Somali prime minister, who was ordered to pay Somali torture victims $21 million in 2012. The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit had upheld the district court's dismissal of Samantar's claim that, as a ...[read more]
August 29, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Tuesday awarded $21 million to seven Somalis in a lawsuit against former Somali prime minister Mohamed Ali Samantar. The lawsuit, which started in 2004 and made it all the way to the US Supreme Court, alleges Samantar was ...[read more]
February 24, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
Former Somali prime minister Mohamed Ali Samantar on Thursday accepted legal responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity before the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The civil suit was brought by the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) in 2004 against ...[read more]
April 2, 2011
by Erin Bock
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday denied a motion to dismiss a federal suit against former Somali prime minister and defense minister Mohamed Ali Samantar. Lawyers for Samantar argued that the case should be dismissed because the statute of ...[read more]
February 17, 2011
by Daniel Richey
A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled Tuesday that former Somali prime minister and defense minister Mohamed Ali Samantar is not entitled to legal immunity from civil lawsuits. Samantar, who has lived in the greater Washington, DC, area for more than 15 ...[read more]
March 3, 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in Samantar v. Yousuf on whether a foreign state's immunity under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act extends to an individual acting in an official capacity on behalf of the foreign state. The plaintiffs allege that former Somali defense mini... ...[read more]

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