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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Federal judge ordered Libya to pay $6B to US victims of 1989 air bombing

On January 15, 2008, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Libyan government and six Libyan officials to pay more than $6 billion in damages to families of seven Americans who died in the 1989 bombing of French passenger jet UTA Flight 772, which killed all 170 people on board. Judge Henry Kennedy ruled the year before in Pugh v. Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya that Libya was responsible for the bombing, and a trial to determine damages was held in August.


Libyan coat of arms

Learn more about Libya and the more recent bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 from the JURIST news archive.




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