Libya Demands Return Of Benghazi Suspect, Slams US Raid As Attack On Sovereignty – 18 June 2014

RT logoFollowing the capture of the suspected ringleader behind the 2012 attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, the Libyan government has criticized the United States for the raid and demanded the return of the suspect.

In what marked the country’s first official comments on the American operation, Libya’s government said that any trial regarding the alleged crimes of Ahmed Abu Khattala, whose apprehension was announced on Tuesday, should take place in Libya and within its court system.

“The government stresses its right to try Abu Khattala on its territories and according to its laws,” the government said in a statement read on Libyan television, as quoted by the Associated Press.

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