The head of the American-Libyan Alliance said that the US State Department decided for the second time, after a correspondence with the Biden administration, not to object to the continuation of the war criminal Haftar’s trial in American courts.
Amish explained, on his personal page, that American Judge Leona Brinkma from the Federal Court in Virginia received a response letter from the Ministry of Justice and the Office of the Assistant Prosecutor in which she refused to intervene in stopping or intercepting civil trials being held in the American judiciary against war crimes committed by Khalifa Haftar. And his militias in Libya.
The head of the Alliance added that this response is a new and important indication from the American administration that “there is no future in Libya for everyone who has committed war crimes and human rights violations against the Libyans.”
In a related context, Amish confirmed that the lawyer for the families of the victims contacted the Libyan Minister of Foreign Affairs Najla Al-Manqoush at least twice after receiving the court’s notification of her American foreign correspondence, asking her to respond to the American judiciary and the US State Department’s correspondence regarding Haftar’s ineligibility to enjoy any sovereign immunity that prevents him from being prosecuted.
Amish added that the Foreign Ministry had failed to respond and interact to their request, and they had not received any response from them so far, noting that the alliance had previously received a positive response from the Government of National Accord to respond to Haftar’s lawyer claiming his right to sovereign immunity.
Amish called on the Libyan Foreign Ministry and the Prime Minister for greater interaction regarding the criminalization of perpetrators of human rights violations and war crimes in Libya, and its implications for the future of the upcoming elections, national reconciliation and transitional justice.