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Lewis v. Mutond, 17-7118

Revived an American citizen's claim seeking damages from two foreign officials of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who allegedly subjected him to torture. Held that the Congolese officials did not qualify for foreign official immunity under the common law. Vacated a dismissal, in this lawsuit brought under the federal Torture Victim Protection Act.

Appellate Information

  • Decided
  • Published 2019/03/12


  • Wilkins


  • United States DC Circuit


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