Civil Action No. 06-1500 (RMC).

580 F.Supp.2d 53 (2008)

Francis GATES, et al., Plaintiffs, v. SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC, et al., Defendants.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

September 26, 2008.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Steven R. Perles, Edward MacAllister, Perles Law Firm, P.C., Washington, DC, John F. Salter, Roy E. Barnes, The Barnes Law Group, LLC, Marietta, GA, for Plaintiffs.


ROSEMARY M. COLLYER, District Judge.

It was a sunny day somewhere in Iraq and a light wind blew the long curtains into the room through the open door. A group of men clad in total black, faces covered, stood on a Persian rug facing a camera. Before them, a single man knelt. Dressed in an orange jumpsuit, hands bound behind his back, feet similarly bound, with eyes covered and mouth gagged, he rarely moved. One of the standing men...

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