Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to hear CJA case against war criminal living in Virginia. Court to rule on Alien Tort Statute, legislation widely used to prosecute human rights abuses.
A Safe Haven, But for Whom?
US News and World Report
November 15th, 1999
One evening last year, a 35-year-old Somali computer analyst was visiting a friend in a quiet Virginia suburb when he encountered a man whose name he had heard and cursed a thousand times but whom he had never expected to see–especially here. The computer analyst (fearing retribution, he asked to use the pseudonym Omer) says he was stunned. It turns out the other guest was Mohamed Ali Samantar…