(Washington DC, 9/12/2021) — The Libyan American Alliance has announced today that its legal team victim’s family members, will hold a press conference tomorrow Monday, Sep 13, 2021 to offer remarks after appearing in court earlier in the morning (10:30 am.)
What: Press Conference: LAA and defense Team to Offer Remarks After Court
When: Monday Sept 13, 2021 at 11 am
Where: the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 401 Courthouse Square, Alexandria, VA 22314
Contact: Mongi Dhaouadi, LAA Executive Director,
Email Mdhaouadi@Libyanamericanallaince.org, Ph: 860-514-8038
Faisal Gill, Attorney, Email: email@example.com, Ph: 310-418-6675
In the spring of 2021, the LAA served discovery requests to defendant Khalifia Hifter, requesting that he produce documents and provide responsive answers to questions submitted relating to his actions in Libya. The Hifter defense team objected to most of these requests on the basis of an asserted state secrets privilege. However, as Hifter’s defense team itself admits, there is no precedent for this privilege being applied to protect a foreign defendant from the disclosure of discoverable information. The victims defense team’s motion to compel will be heard before the court for a ruling on whether the state secrets privilege protects Hifter from responding to our discovery requests.