[IWAR] CARLOS/TERROR Jackal loses bid to sue

From: 7Pillars Partners (partnersat_private)
Date: Wed Jan 21 1998 - 16:40:27 PST

  • Next message: 7Pillars Partners: "[IWAR] HONG KONG 'China keeping promises'"

    'The Jackal' loses bid to sue writer
          Copyright  1998 Nando.net
          Copyright  1998 Reuters
       PARIS (January 21, 1998 6:55 p.m. EST http://www.nando.net) - A court on
       Wednesday denied a plea by guerrilla mastermind Carlos the Jackal for
       damages from a writer he accused of undermining his presumption of
       innocence in connection with a Paris bombing.
       Carlos, whose real name is Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, had asked the Paris
       civil law court for $89,500 in damages from French author and journalist
       Bernard Violet.
       Carlos's lawyer Frederic Pariente told the court during a Dec. 4 hearing
       that Violet, in his book "Carlos, International Terrorism's Secret
       Networks," assumed that Carlos was behind a 1974 bomb explosion which
       killed two people at the fashionable Drugstore St Germain in Paris.
       Lawyers for Violet, calling the suit "procedural terrorism," argued that
       Carlos had boasted of the bombing in a 1979 interview published in the
       daily al-Watan al-Arabi. Carlos has since denied giving the interview.
       The Paris court concluded that the book contained only factual
       information and ordered Carlos to pay legal costs.
       A Paris criminal court jailed Carlos for life last December for the 1975
       murder of two unarmed French secret agents and their Lebanese informer.
       After blazing a trail of terror through Europe and the Middle East in
       the 1970s and 1980s, Carlos has been in custody in France since he was
       spirited into the country from Sudan by French secret agents in 1994.

    This archive was generated by hypermail 2b30 : Fri Apr 13 2001 - 13:02:07 PDT