– EU: ECJ’s Advocate General opinion on Yassin Al Kadi case
The ECJ released today an opinion of Poiares Maduro, Advocate General to the European Court of Justice suggesting to reverse the Court of First Instance judgment that denied Yassin Al Kadi’s challenge of the EU sanctions regulations, and to annul the European Council sanctions against him.
– US: IARA grand jury indictment
A federal grand jury today returned a 42-count indictment against IARA (Islamic American Relief Agency) and several former officers for engaging in prohibited financial transactions (for an amount of $130,000 in 2003 and 2004) for the benefit of U.S.-designated terrorist Gulbuddin Hekmatyar.
– US: District Court awarding damages to families of UTA Flight 772 victims
US District Judge Henry Kennedy ruled that the Libyan government and six Libyan officials should pay more than $6 billion in damages to families of seven Americans who died in the 1989 bombing of French passenger jet UTA Flight 772, which killed all 170 people on board.