Some victims of the 1998 bomb attacks on US embassies in Kenya (Nairobi) and Tanzania (Dar es Salaam) have opposed a deal between the Trump administration and Sudan.
Michael Miller, one of the lawyers representing the victims and their families said most of his clients have rejected the deal, terming it discriminatory.
Miller noted that the agreement that would remove Sudan from the US State Sponsors of Terrorism list discriminates against victims based on their nationality as it intends to pay American victims and their families far more than what Kenyans and Tanzanians who worked for the US embassies at the time of the attacks will receive.
“I do not believe an American life is worth more than a fellow co-worker who is the in the next desk because one was born in Kenya and one was born in America,” Miller told VOA.
224 people lost their lives while hundreds of others were injured in the two bombings organized by slain Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden while living in Sudan.
Victims and their families sued Sudan in US courts arguing that Sudan harbored Al-Qaida operatives who planned the attacks.
Miller stated that his clients deserve over $3 billion compensation as awarded by a federal district court in Washington.
“So the Trump administration can take Sudan off the terror list, that’s their business, that’s the business of the United States government, but they cannot stop us from enforcing our judgment,” said Miller.
Sudan was added to the US terror list in 1993 over its support for international terrorism and for hosting Al-Qaida terrorists, including Osama.