Hitting terrorist organisations in the wallet

By Louise Hall


Sydney Morning Herald

February 17, 2011

NITSANA DARSHAN-LEITNER has dedicated her life to fighting terrorism her way: using courts around the world to bankrupt terrorist organisations and disrupt the flow of funds from rogue states.

Now the Israeli lawyer says she wants to go after the Bali bombers and the organisations that bankrolled them.

Ms Darshan-Leitner says her Israel Law Centre has collected $120 million for victims of terrorism, put liens on $600 million more and won judgments for more than $1 billion against groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, the governments of Iran and North Korea, and several banks…


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