American Photographer Accuses Bank of Funding Terrorists Who Kidnapped Him

January 17, 2020

Publication: Courthouse News

A team of Kobre & Kim lawyers (John D. Couriel, G. Scott Hulsey and Carrie A. Tendler), working with primary counsel Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore and Wiggan and Dana LLP, has filed an Anti-Terrorism Act lawsuit against the Qatar Islamic Bank on behalf of American photojournalist Matthew Schrier, who was kidnapped in 2012 during Syria’s civil war.

The 60-page federal complaint alleges that the Qatar Islamic Bank allowed individuals and a charity to funnel money to terrorist groups, including the Nusra Front, a Syrian group connected to Al-Qaeda, which kidnapped Mr. Schrier and tortured him for 211 days before his escape in July 2013.

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