[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia [official website] on Friday denied a motion to dismiss a federal suit against former Somali prime minister and defense minister Mohamed Ali Samantar [JURIST news archive]. Lawyers for Samantar argued that the case should be dismissed [AP report] because the statute of limitations had expired and because the courts should not interfere in political matters. In addition to allowing the case to move forward, the ruling…

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