Somaliland: US Court has Jurisdiction over Col Tuke Torture Charges


Col Tuke is accused of shooting Warfaa then 17 five times at close range during an interrogation over the theft of a water tanker and assuming him dead the Col Nicknamed Crow ordered henchmen to dispose of his body

Somalilandsun – Courts in the US have authority over cases of any cases pertaining to crimes against Humanity committed faraway from its borders, in the near or far past.
The decision by the fourth circuit court of appeals in Virginia has opened a path for an individual lawsuit for torture and attempted murder against Colonel Yusuf Abdi Ali, who was head of the Somali army’s Fifth Brigade during the brutal Siad Barre dictatorship of the 1980s and who fled to Canada before settling in the US.
The California-based Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), which represents Ali’s alleged victim, Farhan Warfaa, said the three-judge panel’s ruling that stripped specific war crimes and crimes against humanity elements from the case was disappointing.

This landmark decision is without doubt a credit to the media and more so the fifth press for relentless pursuit of Col Tuke that ensued with his international exposure as a war criminal in regard to his activities in Somaliland then Northern Somalia where her tortured and murdered many during the brutal reign of Dictator Siyad Barre.

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