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Canadian court awards $13mn in frozen assets to ‘Iran terror’ victims

RT | June 11, 2016

A Canadian court has awarded $13 million in non-diplomatic assets seized from Iran to the families of Americans who died in several attacks globally, which had allegedly been sponsored by Tehran between 1983 to 2002.

The judgment by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, obtained by AFP on Friday, found Tehran responsible for financing and training Hamas and Hezbollah operatives, who carried out eight bombings or hostage-takings in Buenos Aires, Israel, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia over a period spanning nearly 20 years.

“Terrorism is one of the world’s greatest threats,” Ontario Superior Court Justice Glenn Hainey said in his decision. “The broad issue before the court is whether Iran is entitled to immunity from the jurisdiction of Canadian courts for its support of terrorism.”

The ruling for the $13 million payout does not affect Iran’s diplomatic property in Canada but does touch non-diplomatic properties and a list of frozen bank accounts. Tehran did not immediately comment on the court judgment.

The suit was heard under the 2012 Justice for Victims of Terror Act, which allows the families’ victims to collect damages from state sponsors of terror groups. In Canada, Iran is designated a sponsor of terrorism.

The judgment on June 10 mirrors a recent American court ruling against Tehran that was also won by families of the terrorist attack victims in the United States in Spring. Iran has promised to battle the decision in international courts.

June 11, 2016 - Posted by | Aletho News | , , , ,

8 Comments »

  1. If “Iran is designated a sponsor of terrorism” in Canada, how come the USA, Britain(and Australia), who attacked Iraq based on a complete pack of lies, are not?

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | June 11, 2016 | Reply

    • right on….

      Comment by yep | June 12, 2016 | Reply

  2. British justice always did stink. Always well hidden, but very stinky.

    Comment by Tim Hadfield | June 12, 2016 | Reply

  3. Truly incredible (once again) but not surprised this took place in a jewish controlled nation.

    Comment by Al | June 12, 2016 | Reply

    • have to agree with you, right on

      Comment by yep | June 12, 2016 | Reply

  4. everyone knows that israel and the saudis did 911, with israeli firsters from the american government, so who are you kidding with this

    Comment by yep | June 12, 2016 | Reply

  5. Looks like the Americans are taking lessons from the Israeli’s. And the Canadian Court has followed orders. So… India and many countries from ‘the Commonwealth’ should be paid reparations. Native Americans should be paid reparations.
    Africa and South America should be paid reparations. These countries and their peoples were destroyed. Where are the reparations from Britain, America and of course the Rothschild’s????

    Comment by Maien | June 12, 2016 | Reply

  6. The judgment by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, obtained by AFP on Friday, found Tehran responsible
    Jct: Ontario Court has decided what no other court has without a defence from the accused. Sure brings the administration of justice into disrepute. Grabbing the cash. Judges are good at that. How disgusting. How about grabbing some US cash for the attacks against civilians in the Arab world? Ooohhh, Ontario Courts couldn’t do that.

    Comment by John Turmel | June 13, 2016 | Reply


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