Re: [IWAR] CARLOS/TERROR Jackal loses bid to sue

From: enelsonat_private
Date: Wed Jan 21 1998 - 22:54:45 PST

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    At 04:40 PM 98 01 21 -0800, you wrote:
    >'The Jackal' loses bid to sue writer
    >      Copyright  1998
    >      Copyright  1998 Reuters
    >   PARIS (January 21, 1998 6:55 p.m. EST - 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.

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