US federal court in Virginia resumes trial sessions of Khalifa Haftar

The Head of the Foundation for Democracy and Human Rights, Emaddine Al-Muntasir, said that the federal court in the US state of Virginia agreed to reinstate the case lodged by a Libyan family against Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

Al-Muntasir indicated that the court allowed Field Marshal Haftar to be interrogated again after hearing a plea from the victims’ lawyer, adding that the court set 10 June as a final date for the completion of the deposition sessions, and that 16 June is a proposed date for the pre-trial session.

The court warned against any political exploitation of the case, pointing out that it is ready to suspend the trial sessions again if such a thing  occurs.

On Friday, a court hearing was held at the request of the lawyer of the affected family, which filed lawsuits against Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar.

It is worth noting that the family of Ali Hamza, consisting of a mother and her two sons, was killed in the city of Benghazi in 2017, while the place where they were buried is not yet known.

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