Libyan accused in Benghazi attacks seeks dismissal of case

2015-08-04 09:03
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Washington - A Libyan militant accused in the 2012 Benghazi attacks has asked a judge to dismiss charges against him.

Lawyers for Ahmed Abu Khattala argued in court papers on Monday that he should be returned to Libya and that his capture by US special forces last year was part of a "government conspiracy".

Abu Khattala was arrested in Libya last year and brought to Washington to face charges in the September 2012 attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

In new court filings, his lawyers argue that the plan to arrest Abu Khattala and transport him to the United States violated his rights as well as domestic and international law.

They say he was strategically brought to the US by boat to give investigators extra time to interrogate him.

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