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