US court awards terror victims $378 million against North Korea

The Terror Finance Blog reports that a US federal court has handed down a historic decision finding the government of North Korea and its intelligence service, the Cabinet  General Intelligence Bureau, liable for an infamous terrorist attack perpetrated in Israel in 1972.  The U.S. District Court in San Juan, Puerto Rico has ordered the defendants to pay $378,000,000 in damages to two families.

The case arises from a lawsuit brought by victims of the 1972 terror attack at the Lod Airport in Israel in which 26 people were killed and 80 injured. The plaintiffs alleged that the government of  North Korea trained and financed the terrorists who carried out this heinous massacre.

(H/T Georgetown SLB)

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