A US court has announced that the Syrian government is responsible for the death of American journalist Mary Colvin, and has ordered her to pay more than $ 300 million to her family as compensation.
According to the website "Russia Today", "Marie Colvin and the French photographer Remi Ochlik died in 2012, during the bombing of the city of Homs In July 2016, the Colvin family filed a lawsuit in Washington against the Syrian government, accusing the authorities of the murder of a journalist.
According to the lawsuit, "the authorities bombed the broadcasting studio where Kolvin and other journalists were living."
Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled that "Colvin was deliberately chosen as a target for an artillery strike."
The judge's decision states that "the usual compensation for relatives of victims is doubled to $ 302 million because of the nature of Colvin's death, as well as other case law."
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said earlier that Marie Colvin had arrived in the country illegally, and her death was a coincidence. Finished