Saudi students are going to sue American government and mass media
A group of students from Saudi Arabia set out their intention to sue the American government and mass media of the USA on the allegation of psychological and financial damage. The students claimed that they had suffered from that damage after the events of September 11, 2001.
The BBC informed, lawyer Katib al-Shamri, who represents the claimant, charged the US government with violating the rights of American Arabs. The Saudi lawyer sated that his clients had to stop their studies in the USA. Some of them were illegally detained without any charges. Others appeared in American press as suspects of being Al-Qaeda terrorists.
Al-Shamri declared that the decision to do the trial was the response to the lawsuit that was filed by the relatives of September 11 victims. This is the reason, why it was decided to stand the trial with the American government only now. Most likely, there is the government of Saudi Arabia behind the lawsuit from Saudi students. They all claim that the suits from the relatives of September 11 attacks caused irreparable damage to the international authority of Saudi Arabia. As if they don’t know in Riyadh that sponsoring terrorists was a bigger damage to the country.
It is not really clear, where exactly Arab students are going to strive for justice. If they choose the territory of Saudi Arabia, then one may predict the positive result of the trial even now. If they do it in the USA, then students’ lawyers will have to work really hard to prove their allegation of moral damage. The whole thing is definitely all about politics, this way or other.
Vasily Bubnov PRAVDA.Ru
Translated by Dmitry Sudakov