The lawsuit claimed that the coronavirus is being used by China as a weapon against its enemies
American lawyer Larry Klayman has filed a $20 trillion lawsuit against China for the creation and the release of the coronavirus disease.
He and his advocacy group Freedom Watch lodged the complaint in a federal court in Texas, claiming that the coronavirus was "designed by China to be a biological weapon of war", and that China violated "US law, international laws, treaties, and norms," regardless of whether they intentionally or unintentionally caused the global COVID-19 pandemic.
"Because China has agreed by treaty to outlaw such weapons, these actions cannot be official governmental actions of the People's Republic of China and are not subject to any possible claim of legal immunity from suit," stated the lawsuit, reports Law and Crime.
The lawsuit further alleged that the purpose of maintaining the virus within the laboratory was to use it to "kill US citizens and other persons and entities in nations perceived to be an enemy of China."
“COVID-19 is an extremely dangerous disease, because it has an extremely aggressive nature, was designed to mutate from person to person, spreads very quickly and easily, no vaccine exists yet on account of it being a new disease, the means of transmission are not fully known with certainty, and treatments are only just being worked out, and the disease appears to be about ten times as deadly as the flu,” the lawsuit added. “COVID-19 was designed by China to be a very “effective” and catastrophic biological warfare weapon to kill mass populations.”
For its “callous and reckless indifference and malicious acts,” China should pay at least $20 trillion dollars, Klayman said.
Since originating in the Wuhan province of China last December, the coronavirus outbreak has infected more than 400,000 people and killed more than 18,000 people globally.