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US Supreme Court Rejects Appeal From Ex-Somali Official

The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a former Somali prime minister who was ordered to pay more than $20 million to victims of human rights abuses in his country. The court Monday declined to review a lower court ruling that allows a lawsuit to proceed against Mohamed Ali Samantar. He served as prime minister and defense minister in the regime of Somali dictator Mohamed Siad Barre in the 1980's and early 1990's. U.S. federal courts have found that Samantar, who...

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