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Court: Iran Hostages Can't Sue Captors

Iran is immune from lawsuits arising from the taking of 52 American hostages more than two decades ago despite congressional efforts to change that, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The Algiers Accords, which freed the hostages after 444 days inside the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, specifically prohibited the filing of lawsuits against Iran and remains in effect, according to the decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Congress has not specifically voided the agreement, even though lawmakers twice have passed legislation aimed at allowing the former hostages and their families to pursue court cases. Full Story

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