The New York Times said the former CIA asset, Khalifa Haftar, had been accused of torturing Libyans, and some of them tried on Tuesday to use the American court system to fight back.
New YorkTimes added that victims of the military forces led by Haftar hope to use his properties in the United States against him, taking advantage of a little-used American law to accuse him of torture and sue him in federal court in Virginia.
"Haftar and his sons own at least 17 properties in Virginia worth a total of at least $8 million, according to the lawsuit, which accuses Haftar and his sons of using the Libyan National Army to wage an indiscriminate war against the Libyan people, torturing and killing hundreds without any judicial process." The American newspaper explained.
It indicated that many other suits filed under the act have failed to gain traction because there are few assets for the court system to seize if a lawsuit succeeds, yet the odds are here different as Haftar and his sons own at least 17 properties in Virginia worth a total of at least $8 million.
Meanwhile, Libya Alahrar TV Channel obtained the document of the lawsuit filed by six Libyan families against Haftar and his country supporter the United Arab Emirates. Haftar's loyalists, Chief of Staff of the Libyan Air Force Saqr Geroushi, ICC-wanted Mahmoud Al-Werfalli, and former Libyan ambassador to UAE Aref Al-Nayed.