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US: Ex-Somali leader to be deposed for alleged abuses

Mohamed Ali Samantar has been living quietly in the US for the past 14 years.

Washington: A judge has ruled that a former Somali prime minister who has been living quietly in the US for the past 14 years can be deposed in a federal lawsuit alleging he oversaw war crimes against his own people.
US District Judge Leonie Brinkema on Friday denied a motion to dismiss the case from Mohamed Ali Samantar. He was Somalia`s defence minister and later its prime minister in the 1980s under the regime of dictator Siad Barre.

The lawsuit against Samantar, who now lives in Virginia, was first filed in 2004. It was initially dismissed until the US Supreme Court reinstated it.

It is the first time the case has reached the stage where Samantar`s accusers can question him about alleged abuses.

Bureau Report

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