The human rights organization Protect democracy project (PDP) through the court demanded from the administration of U.S. President Donald trump to explain the causes of the shelling in Syria with cruise missiles on 7 April. As reported by The New York Times, the lawsuit has already been filed in Federal court in the district of Columbia in Washington.
PDP complains that after a month, the White house still has not provided legal justification for the strike. Human rights activists from the group of lawyers of the past administration of President Barack Obama wants to see the defendants of the Ministry of justice, defense and state Department. Reporting agencies have 20 days.
“We all have to accept that in our constitutional democracy, the ability of Executive authority to attack another country restricted by law,” wrote the petition Justin Florence, legal Director and former counsel of the White house. “In some countries can relate to the fact that the head of state begins a new conflict without clear legal justification, but we shouldn’t.”
April 4, the Syrian opposition has reported the use of Syrian government forces of chemical weapons in Khan Sheyhun (Idlib), resulting in 87 people were killed and over 200 injured. Damascus said it was not involved in the incident, however, on the night of 7 April, the President of the United States Donald trump ordered the missile strike on the airfield shirt (used by Syrian government aircraft; according to Washington, and from there flew the aircraft with prohibited ammunition). Were fired 58 cruise missiles.
According to one version, the impact on Donald trump in this matter had his daughter Ivanka. As claimed by The Independent, she was shocked by the photos that captured victims in the Syrian town of Khan shaykhun. She later denied these assumptions.