Doha Bank loses bid to drop evidence of alleged witness intimidation from UK High Court case

SourceThe National
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Britain’s High Court has refused Qatar’s Doha Bank’s request to exclude evidence of alleged witness intimidation from a terrorism financing case.

Four Syrian refugees lodged a case for damages at London’s High Court against Doha Bank, as well as Moutaz and Ramez Al Khayyat.

The refugees alleged the brothers used Doha Bank accounts to channel money to the Al Nusra Front, an Al Qaeda affiliate.

The Syrians said they suffered “severe physical and psychiatric injuries” at the hands of the terrorist group, and that Qatar threatened, intimidated and attempted to bribe and them in a bid to dissuade them from pressing ahead with their more...