Tuesday, October 04, 2005

JUDICIAL WATCH INTERVENES IN MASSIVE LAWSUIT TO SEEK INCRIMINATING DOCUMENTS REGARDING SAUDI ARABIA

(Washington, DC) Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption and abuse, said today that it has just been granted court permission to intervene in a massive lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against thousands of Saudi Arabian individuals and entities, including members of the ruling Saudi family. This clears the way for Judicial Watch to subpoena the redacted pages of the Joint Congressional Committee’s 9/11 Report dealing with Saudi Arabia.


The pages withheld from public release reportedly detail the incriminating involvement of the Saudi Arabian government and members of the extended Saudi royal family in financing and supporting terrorism, including involvement in the 9/11 attacks against the United States.


Along with its client and hundreds of other victims of 9/11, Judicial Watch will aggressively seek similar vital documents in the ongoing lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Burnett v. Al Baraka Inv. and Dev. Corp. (CA No. 02-1616 (JR)).


The controversial Report of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the U. S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence entitled, “Joint Inquiry Into Intelligence Community Activities Before and After the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001,” is nearly 900 pages long and features at least 28 pages of redacted material detailing Saudi support of and involvement in terrorism. The full, classified report, dated December 2002, was released to the public on Thursday, July 24, 2003 in a declassified and highly redacted form.


“We are very pleased that the court has now cleared the way for us to get the truth regarding the extensive Saudi complicity in 9/11,” stated Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman.

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