Pleading sessions against Haftar start at US court
A US court started pleading sessions in lawsuits against Khalifa Haftar as the team of lawyers under the supervision of Libyan American Alliance said it had been notified that the pleading session of the families of Haftar's victims started Tuesday noon.
The plaintiffs' lawyer said they were sure the court would find Haftar a criminal who committed war crimes and say he must be accountable for them.
The Chairman of the Libyan American Alliance Essam Amiash said Haftar's bad history of crimes should plunge him in jail not pave the way for him to obtain a place in Libya's future.
As a dual Libyan-American citizen, Haftar is facing lawsuits of war crimes and crimes against humanity as well as violations of human rights at a Virginia District Court.
Haftar, according to an earlier report by the Associated Press, tried to press the idea that he has a head of state immunity in Libya to evade prosecution, which the plaintiffs' lawyers rejected.