Tag Archives: Center for Justice and Accountability

USA: Samantar v. Yousuf: USSC Votes for Accountability

2010-06-01, Washington D.C., U.S.A. The USSC rendered its judgment in Samantar v. Yousuf - a case filed by the CJA on behalf of victims of  violations of human rights against a former Somali Minister of Defense and Prime Minister Mohamed Ali Samantar.  The claim was brought under the Torture Victim Protection Act of 1991 and the Alien Tort Statute. [...]
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USA: Former Somali Chief of Security Files Reply to the Torture Lawsuit

2010-06-11, Columbus, Ohio, United States. Abdi Aden Magan, former Chief of the Somali Security Service filed a response to the complaint that alleged that he is responsible for torture. According to the news reports, it appears that the defendant pleaded the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act on the basis that he acted in official capacity, limitations [...]
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USA: Ahmed: Former Somali Security Chief Sued in Ohio for Torture Committed in 1988

2010-04-21, Columbus, Ohio, United States.  Abukar Hassan Ahmed filed a complaint against Colonel Abdi Aden Magan, former Chief of the Somali National Security Service Department of Investigations during Siad Barre regime. The Complaint alleges that the plaintiff was tortured on the orders and with participation of the defendant. The plaintiff was a professor of constitutional and [...]
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