families of 911 victims sue saudi arabia in us
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Last Updated : GMT 05:21:58
Arab Today, arab today

Families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia in US

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Families of 9/11 victims sue Saudi Arabia in US

Hundreds of rescuers and emergency workers swarm all over the wreckage of the World Trade Center
New York - Arab today

 Hundreds of relatives of individuals killed in the September 11, 2001, attacks have sued Saudi Arabia in U.S. court, seeking to take advantage of a law passed by Congress last year that allows victims of such attacks on U.S. soil to sue state sponsors.

The lawsuit filed on Monday in federal court in Manhattan is the latest effort to hold Saudi Arabia liable for the Al Qaeda attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. 

For years, U.S. law granting foreign nations broad immunity from lawsuits scuttled attempts by September 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in New York.

In 2015, U.S. District Judge George Daniels dismissed claims against the kingdom from September 11 families, saying he did not have jurisdiction over a sovereign nation.

But last fall, Congress overwhelmingly passed the "Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act" permitting such lawsuits to proceed.

Lawmakers overrode a veto from then-President Barack Obama, who argued that the law would expose U.S. companies, troops and officials to lawsuits in other countries and could anger allies.

Since then, there have been seven lawsuits filed in New York against Saudi Arabia, including Monday's complaint, all of which will go before Daniels.

The previous cases were brought by families of victims and hundreds of individuals who suffered injuries as a result of the attacks.

Fifteen of the 19 airplane hijackers who carried out the attacks were from Saudi Arabia.

A commission set up by the U.S. government to investigate found no evidence that the Saudi government directly funded Al Qaeda but left open the possibility that individual officials did so.

The Saudi government has denied any involvement in the attacks.

A lawyer for Saudi Arabia did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Tuesday.

Monday's lawsuit, which seeks unspecified damages, was brought by families of around 800 victims as well as approximately 1,500 individuals who suffered injuries after responding to the site of the attacks in New York.

Among other allegations, the complaint accuses Saudi officials of being aware that money was redirected from Saudi charities to Al Qaeda to fund their attacks.

Source: Timesofoman

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

families of 911 victims sue saudi arabia in us families of 911 victims sue saudi arabia in us

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

families of 911 victims sue saudi arabia in us families of 911 victims sue saudi arabia in us

 



Arab Today, arab today Modern colorful bedroom renovation

GMT 11:23 2017 Thursday ,21 December

Modern colorful bedroom renovation
Arab Today, arab today For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:14 2017 Tuesday ,19 December

For the Variety of Interior Design Styles

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 01:23 2016 Friday ,23 December

Tourism: New weekly flights from Germany

GMT 23:53 2017 Tuesday ,01 August

Boost to Saudi-Japan trade ties

GMT 14:47 2017 Thursday ,26 January

Singapore stocks close 0.39% higher

GMT 00:34 2016 Friday ,23 December

Funeral held for Russia's ambassador to Turkey

GMT 03:25 2017 Sunday ,05 November

National Geographic Food magazine to launch

GMT 12:26 2016 Saturday ,02 January

SCIFF achieved impressive success

GMT 14:08 2016 Wednesday ,10 February

India, UAE eye trade, security on crown prince's visit

GMT 11:17 2017 Tuesday ,07 February

Climate change may overload US electrical grid

GMT 14:07 2016 Saturday ,13 February

'Lazarus' Biggar primed for Scotland showdown

GMT 20:24 2016 Sunday ,02 October

Macedonian GDP up by 3.8% in 2015: data

GMT 09:45 2016 Wednesday ,28 December

Romanian President Rejects Left’s Premier Candidate

GMT 12:55 2016 Saturday ,06 August

Yemen rebels name governing body

GMT 16:32 2016 Thursday ,01 September

World Bank sells landmark SDR bonds in China

GMT 04:59 2012 Tuesday ,24 January

Ramez Amir new face of Egyptian cinema

GMT 12:49 2016 Monday ,31 October

For star of 'Big Bang Theory'

GMT 09:59 2016 Sunday ,22 May

Too early for judgments over plane crash

GMT 09:19 2015 Thursday ,17 December

Juve rout Torino to keep double on track
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

Maintained and developed by Arabs Today Group SAL.
All rights reserved to Arab Today Media Group 2021 ©

arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday