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Beyond Jurisdiction: 9/11 Attack Victims Not Privy To Assets In Banks Of Afghanistan

911 Attack Victims

A Judge serving as a US Magistrate has held that the seizure of assets from the Da Afghanistan Bank would mean that the Taliban government has been officially recognized, which cannot be granted. 

Court judgments were attained earlier by the people which were against the Taliban. However, the Court declared that the execution of the judgments by the seizure of assets worth billions of dollars from the Central bank of Afghanistan was not allowed. 

The esteemed Judge Sarah Netburn has stated that the DAB did not all under the jurisdiction of the judgment. 

The Islamic Emirate Of Afghanistan, commonly known as the Taliban, took over the government of Afghanistan in 2021, August. As a repercussion, the assets held by Afghani assets which were held by the country’s Central Bank internationally were frozen by the countries.

There are allegedly $10 Billion worth of assets held internationally out of which $8 Billion is held in the banks of the USA itself. The seizure of bank assets by the victims of the 9/11 attacks would officially recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan. The Judge stated that only the President of the United States had the power to do that. 

Judge Newburn has held that the victims of the 9/11 attacks have rightfully fought for their cause and compensation for a considerable time now, however, there is a limit to the power of the Court.

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