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By MGoth On Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

Somalia: Prime Minister Shirdon seeks Immunity for Mohamed Ali Samatar

McLEAN, Va. — Somalia’s newly recognized government is asking the State Department to grant immunity to a former prime minister who was found responsible in a U.S.court for human-rights abuses. The letter More...

By Sahra Farah On Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

Former Somali Prime Minister to face court

WASHINGTON — A judge in the US state of Virginia has ruled that an ex-Somali prime minister can be questioned under oath over allegations of abuses and war crimes. Mahamed Ali Samantar, who was Somalia’s More...

By SomalilandPress On Thursday, March 17th, 2011

State Dept.: No immunity for former Somali colonel

COLUMBUS, Ohio — COLUMBUS, Ohio — A former Somalia military colonel who lives in Ohio shouldn’t be allowed to claim immunity from allegations he ordered the torture of a human rights advocate, the U.S. State More...

By Qalinle Hussein On Wednesday, February 16th, 2011

U.S. State Department: Samatar Not Entitle To Immunity

MCLEAN, Va. — A judge has denied legal immunity to a former Somali prime minister now living in northern Virginia who is accused in a federal lawsuit of torture and war crimes. The judge’s ruling, issued More...

By SomalilandPress On Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

General Samater’s Victims Deserve their Day in Court

For most Somalis general Samatar’s case brings raw emotions to the surface that go to the root cause of why the Somali state came apart. The reaction to his trial and the Supreme Court verdict denying him immunity More...