US court rules Saudi Arabia immune in 9/11 case

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, four princes and other Saudi entities are immune from a lawsuit filed by victims of the Sept. 11 attacks and their families alleging they gave material support to al-Qaeda, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.


The ruling by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a 2006 ruling by US District Judge Richard Casey dismissing a claim against Saudi Arabia, a Saudi charity, four princes and a Saudi banker of providing material support to al Qaeda before the Sept. 11 attacks. The appeals court found that the defendants are protected under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act. (Reuters)




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