9-11 victims of frozen Afghan assets cannot be compensated, US judge
Manhattan: The American judge has said that the frozen assets of Afghanistan in the United States are the trust of the people there and the victims of 9/11 have no right to it.
According to the World News Agency, with respect to Afghanistan’s frozen assets, Manhattan Magistrate Judge Sarah Netburn has recommended that the victims of the September 11, 2001 attacks be sent to Afghanistan to satisfy judgments obtained against the Taliban. should not be allowed to confiscate billions of dollars of central bank assets.
Judge Manhattan wrote in his recommendation that the American victims of the 9/11 attacks have been fighting for years for justice, accountability and compensation, and this is their right, but the law does not allow the court to use the assets of another country to pay the compensation. stops
The U.S. judge further wrote in his recommendation that DA Afghanistan Bank is therefore immune from the jurisdiction of the courts and if assets are allowed to be seized, the proposed Taliban government must be recognized as the legitimate government of Afghanistan. Only the US president can do that.
The Manhattan judge’s recommendation will be reviewed by U.S. District Judge George Daniels in Manhattan, who also oversees the litigation and can decide whether to accept or reject his recommendation.
It should be noted that in the middle of August last year, the Taliban established a government in Afghanistan, on which governments and international organizations froze the assets of the Central Bank of Afghanistan.
The value of these assets is about 10 billion dollars, of which 7 billion dollars were kept in the United States. The American president had announced that half of them would be given to the Afghan people and half to the 9/11 victims.
It should be noted that on September 11, 2001, planes crashed into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon building in the United States, as a result of which more than 3 thousand people were killed. The US blamed Al-Qaeda for the attack and accused the Taliban of supporting it.