Skip to comments.Shurat HaDin Helps U.S. Citizens Win Lawsuit Against Syria
Posted on 12/18/2012 12:34:16 AM PST by ilcenter
A Tel Aviv based law center has represented two families of American citizens in their successful $338 million lawsuit against the government of Syria.
The decision, handed down Monday in the United States district court for Washington D.C., found that the government of Syria was responsible for providing material support and resources to the Kurdish Workers Party ("PKK"), a terrorist organization designated by the U.S. State Department.
Chief District Court Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that Syria was vicariously liable for the PKK's 1991 kidnapping of a group of American biblical archeologists leading an excavation in Turkey. The Americans, who were searching to discover the location of the remains of the biblical Noah's Ark, were held hostage for 21 days before they finally were able to escape.
The families were represented by attorneys Robert Tolchin of New York and Nitsana Darshan-Leitner of Tel Aviv. Darshan-Leitner is the director of the Shurat HaDin Law Center.
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