Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was sued Thursday in federal court in Miami, accused of violating the human rights of 15 anti-government protesters who were killed or wounded while demonstrating in front of the presidential palace in Caracas. Family members of the protesters sued under the Alien Tort Claims Act, a controversial law that allows non-U.S. residents to sue in U.S. courts over events that occurred in other countries.
Suing Hugo Chavez
Daily Business Review
July 11, 2003
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