Skip to comments.U.S. Ruling: PA, PLO Canít be Charged in Torture Death
Posted on 04/20/2012 3:29:02 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
The Palestinian Authority and PLO cannot be sued for the death by torture of a man killed in PA custody, the United States Supreme Court has ruled. The court found that the Torture Victim Protection Act allows for civil suits against individuals only, and not against organizations.
The family of PA resident Azzam Rahim, a naturalized U.S. citizen, had sought to sue the PA and PLO for Rahims death in 1995.
The family alleges that Rahim was tortured to death in PA custody. The PA and PLO have denied the charges.
In a unanimous ruling, justices upheld a lower courts ruling that the Protection Act does not apply. We hold that the term individual as used in the act encompasses only natural persons, the court stated. Consequently, the act does not impose liability against organizations.
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Is this cowardice, stupidity, or both?
We hold that the term individual as used in the act encompasses only natural persons, the court stated. Consequently, the act does not impose liability against organizations.
Yeah, but they could interpret “interstate commerce” as applying to a man growing a marijuana plant in his own home.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Nope.. just the law.
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