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Abubaker Ghiryani
"There was no relief. As soon as my body might start to heal, they would begin torturing me again."
Abubaker Shareef
"We would lie in the coffin-like box and our hands and feet, protruding through holes, would be electrocuted"
Ali Akermi
"Some cellmates would be taken every year, on this day that Gaddafi celebrated with hangings, and be executed"
Ausama Shwehdy
"Even animals didn’t live that kind of life. There was no sunlight, healthy water or family visits."
Bashir Jarbou
"The first time Libyans publically called for the fall of the regime was on that day, 4 January 1976, in Benghazi"
Fathi Terbil
"He whipped me and stripped off my clothes. They threatened to make me sit on a bloodstained bottle."
Jamila Fallag
"I tried to kill myself. I tried to jump out of window. I slit my wrists. I went on hunger strike."
Mahmood Abu Shkewa
"Instead of honouring me, they imprisoned me and destroyed my hands"
Salah Houni
"I was put in solitary for 21 months with no sunlight and Gaddafi's voice on loudspeaker"
Salah Quosmy
"It was very hard psychologically to hear the sirens, the gunfire, the spraying, the tractors"
Salim Kadiki
"One might have expected stones or water, but not bullets. But a bullet in the chest area means it was intentional."
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