US court sets date for hearing Haftar’s testimony in the case against him on October 28

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US court sets date for hearing Haftar’s testimony in the case against him on October 28

October 15, 2021 - 21:45
Written by: RabiaGolden

The judge of United States District Court of Virginia, Leonie Brinkema, has once more rejected the defence offered by Khalifa Haftar’s lawyer, with alleged immunity in the face of the lawsuit brought against him in the US by a number of Libyan families.

According to a report by the Associated Press, the US judge, once more decided not to accept the argument presented by Haftar’s defense team, to consider that his reply to the prosecution’s questions would lead to the disclosure of Libyan state secrets.

The judge went on to set October 28 as the deadline for submitting Haftar’s statement and reply to questions in the lawsuit taken against him on charges of committing war crimes in Libya.