Conflicts Keyed to Currie
United States v. Yunis
Yunis (Defendant) and several accomplices hijacked a Jordanian airliner while it was on the ground in Beirut. The plane flew to several locations around the Mediterranean Sea, and eventually flew back to Beirut, where the hijackers blew up the plane and then escaped into the hills. The only connection between the whole event and the United States was that several Americans were on board the whole time. Yunis (Defendant) was indicted for violating the Hostage Taking Act, 18 U.S.C. § 1203. He was apprehended, and later indicted under the Destruction of Aircraft Act, 18 U.S.C. § 32. He moved to dismiss on grounds of jurisdiction.
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