Libyan lawyers file lawsuit in France against Haftar for war crimes

Operation Dignity commander, Khalifa Haftar. (Archive – Internet)Libyans file tort

A lawsuit has been filed in France against Libyan army commander Khalifa Haftar alleging torture and barbarism, the plaintiff’s lawyer in France, Rachel Lindon, said on Wednesday.

The suit, which aims to get the French government to open an investigation into operations by Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), was filed last month on behalf of a Canadian-Libyan living in Canada.

Several members of the plaintiff’s family were killed during a three-year LNA campaign to take control of Benghazi, Libya’s second city.

The complaint was filed as Haftar, 75, was receiving medical treatment in Paris after falling ill during a foreign tour.

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