UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Libyan families living in the US have filed new war crimes indictments against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Khalifa Haftar, the leader of illegitimate forces in eastern Libya.
The Washington-based Transitional Business Attorneys Group, which operates in the field of human rights and war crimes violations, has made a written statement regarding the lawsuit filed on behalf of six Libyan families.
The statement says Libyan families living in the US have filed criminal charges in Washington Federal Court against Haftar on the grounds of killing their family members and applying torture to them. Families have also claimed $ 1 billion in damages.
According to the statement, the claim states: “This indictment will bring to light serious human rights violations, arbitrary killings and torture committed. The defendant (Haftar) has promoted war crimes and has been involved in various crimes. particularly in torture. This is inhumane behavior, which violates the 4th Geneva Convention, the United Nations Universal Declaration and the US constitution.”
The lawsuit has also been filed against the UAE
On the other hand, the statement said that alongside Haftar, a lawsuit was also filed against the United Arab Emirates (UAE), pointing out that the Abu Dhabi government with its monetary and military assistance to Haftar is a partner in the war crimes committed in Libya. .
A similar indictment against potential war crimes committed by Haftar forces in the country has also been filed in the US region of Virginia, which includes charges against four Libyan families against Haftar for carrying out the massacre.
While it is known that Haftar has not participated in the trial so far, it is said that in case of continuing this situation he is expected to be found guilty within the “absent prisoner”.
Haftar lived in Virginia, USA from the late 1990s to 2011 and is a US citizen at the same time. After the overthrow of Gaddafi’s government in 2011 he returned to Libya and declared war on the legitimate Government of National Reconciliation (GNA).
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