The family of 18-year-old Quinn Lucas Hansman, single Americans who died in the crash of the plane MH17 in the sky over Donbas in July 2014, has filed a lawsuit against Russian banks and U.S. companies engaged in money transfers.Photo: Radio Liberty.
The family of 18-year-old Quinn Lucas Hansman, single Americans who died in the crash of the plane MH17 in the sky over Donbas in July 2014, has filed a lawsuit against Russian banks and U.S. companies engaged in money transfers.
Relatives of Lansman filed April 4 statement to the Federal court of the United States. They accuse financial companies in the provision of services Russian-backed militants involved in the shoot down of the plane “Malaysian airlines”.
Defendants in the lawsuit, some of the Russian “Sberbank” and “VTB Bank”, and us-based Western Union Co., Western Union Financial Services, MoneyGram International, MoneyGram Payment System.
The initiators of the lawsuit appealing to the fact that Russian banks and American companies allowed to send to militants in the Donbass large sums of money, mostly from supporters of the Russian Diaspora of the USA. These resources allowed the militants to acquire heavy weapons, reports Radio Liberty.
“We understand that we will never get our son back. But we seek to shed light and to bring to justice all those who participated in his murder,” said the victim’s father Thomas Hansman.
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The lawsuit is based on anti-terrorism act of 1992. It allows American victims of terrorism the United States to sue those who supported the attackers.
“The face that launched a rocket that may never be brought to justice to answer for their crimes, but those who participated in Inomhuspool and support should be brought to justice,” said one of the lawyers of the family of Hansman, former Deputy US Ambassador to the UN David Pressman.
17 July 2014 in Donetsk region was shot down a passenger airplane Boeing-777 of Malaysia Airlines, carrying out flight “Amsterdam – Kuala Lumpur”. Killed 283 passengers and 15 crew members, including 80 children. Most of the victims were citizens of Netherlands, Malaysia and Australia.