Skip to comments.Israeli NGO Wins Historic $330m. judgment against North Korea... (Shurat HaDin Wins Suit)
Posted on 04/12/2015 11:57:36 PM PDT by goldstategop
The case was over the abduction of Dong-Shik, a South Korean who was a permanent resident of the US and had spent seven years providing aid and proselytizing to North Korean defectors.
An Israeli NGO announced on Monday that a US federal court in Washington, DC has granted it a historic $330 million default award judgment against North Korea in a civil damages trial for wrongful death, torture and kidnapping.
The judgment, only announced Monday, but written on April 9, included $15 million dollars each to the son and brother of Reverend Dong Shik Kim, presumed dead, as well as $300 million in punitive damages.
In December 2014, the NGO, Shurat Hadin, convinced a US federal appeals court to grant default judgment against North Korea on liability, paving the way for Monday's massive damages award by the lower district court.
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The Israeli NGO Shurat HaDin won a massive $330m default award judgment in US federal court against North Korea for its crime against this man. It sends a message to totalitarian regimes they're not above the law and will be held accountable for violating human rights.
Its a landmark judgment and one well deserved here - for the victim and his family and others persevering in their human rights work under the most dangerous of circumstances.
where does the money come from ?
You know as well I do the award is symbolic.
But its good to know Kim Un Jong got a black eye.
But what is the connection to the Israeli NGO? Was this south Korean a member of their group?
I wouldn’t go buy the new car just yet.
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