Former Somalia PM who lost US court battle dies: president

August 20, 2016 4:25 PM

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MOGADISHU, Somalia – Somalia's president has announced the death of a former prime minister who lost a long court battle in the United States over accusations of killing and torture.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Saturday called Mohamed Ali Samantar a "genius" who had done a lot for his country.

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