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Somali Defense Minister’s Torture Debt Stands (access required)

An Alexandria U.S. Bankruptcy Court finds that a prior federal court judgment holding debtor, the former Minister of Defense for Somalia, liable for torture, indiscriminate killings and human rights abuses is entitled to collateral estoppel and the court declares that judgment to be non-dischargeable in bankruptcy pursuant to 11 U.S.C. § 523(a)(6). Section 523(a)(6) provides an ...

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