Judge Sides With 9/11 Victims Families And Let’s Them Sue Saudi Arabia

Majority of American public doesn’t know a lot of court action is still happening in regards to 9/11.

FloridaBulldog.org is an excellent website that follows the current events in regards to 9/11. Please visit them.

Below is the latest of alawsuit unfolding:

Saudi Arabia’s motion to be removed as a defendant in a civil suit in which thousands of 9/11 family members, survivors and insurers allege Saudi government officials and agents supported the al Qaeda plot that killed 2,996 people, injured more than 6,000 others and caused billions of dollars in damage to businesses and property.

First, on jurisdictional grounds, the judge dismissed claims against the Saudi High Commission for Relief of Bosnia and Herzegovina, a Saudi charity accused of having supported al Qaeda.

The judge also sharply narrowed discovery, the upcoming phase of litigation in which Saudi Arabia will be compelled to respond to the plaintiffs’ requests for documents, depositions and other information.

Specifically, Daniels’ ruling confines the plaintiffs to exploring the facts surrounding two men, Omar al Bayoumi and Fahad al Thumairy, who are accused of helping to situate 9/11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Midhar in southern California after their arrival in January 2000.

Thumairy worked in the Saudi consulate in Los Angeles. Bayoumi lived in San Diego and is suspected of being a Saudi agent.

The ruling authorizes the plaintiffs to “conduct limited and targeted jurisdictional discovery critical to answering (the question of) whether and to what extent Thumairy, Bayoumi, and their agents took actions in 2000, at the direction of more senior Saudi officials, to provide assistance to Hazmi, Midhar and other 9/11 hijackers.”

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