In the United States, the court sent the defendant a summons to attend the meeting through the social network Twitter, according to the magazine US News & World Report. To such an unusual way, a Federal judge California the Laurel Beeler decided to resort after all traditional methods have been unsuccessful.

In addition, it found that the defendant has an active social network account and continues to use it. After that, the judge sent a message in microblogging. About whether she got any response, not reported.

The man in question, is a religious activist from Kuwait. His name is Hajjaj bin Fahd al-Ajmi. He is suspected of funding terrorist organizations operating in Syria and Iraq. In particular, we are talking about grouping “Dzhebhat Fatah al-sham” (the old name of “Dzhebhat EN-Nusra” ex – cell “al-Qaeda”, dissociate themselves from her after the “Islamic state”. All three groups banned in Russia). A class action lawsuit against al-Ajmi submitted to the court, the representatives of hundreds of thousands of Assyrian Christians affected by the actions of the militants.

US News & World Report notes that the present case is not the first in the jurisprudence of the United States. Earlier in 2014, the Federal court in new York summoned to hearings of the Turkish citizen’s agenda, sent via Facebook, LinkedIn and email. And in 2013, so did the U.S. court of Virginia, authorizing the Federal service to send subpoenas to five suspects in a fraud to the people of India.

The U.S. Supreme court called the defendant at the hearing via Twitter 07.10.2016

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