Mohamed Soltan, U.S. citizen held as political prisoner, files torture lawsuit against Egypt’s ex-prime minister
“It’s unusual to think that in this day and age in the United States, you could have a scene out of another country and another time, where a torturer and a victim could pass by each other in the street,” Soltan attorney Eric L. Lewis said. “That means Mr. el-Beblawi is amenable to U.S. justice, and that’s what this case is about.”
“Today, we send a message to the torturers and human rights abusers of Egypt’s corrupt and brutal regime that they cannot commit crimes against humanity and then seek safe haven in the United States and walk the streets of America’s cities with impunity,” said Lewis, of Lewis Baach Kaufmann Middlemiss.
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