Two new videos

26 02 2011

Care of Wikileaks Central

A captured African “mercenary” is protected by Libyan protesters from other Libyan protesters

Update: BBC reports on Gaddafi’s attempts to recruit mercenaries from neighbouring countries by exploiting the discrimination they face by offering cash salaries to young men, how the attacks on African migrants within Libya and the mistaken belief by many Arab Libyans that Libyans of African heritage are mercenaries.

It is a necessary distinction to make.  Just because a person is a “black African” in Libya does not mean they are working with or support Gaddafi.  African migrants have long suffered discrimination at the hands of Gaddafi’s regime as he used them as leverage over Italy.

Walk through of underground prison in Benghazi

Gaddafi supporters shoot woman outside her doorstep screaming for son to come home

26 02 2011

@Feb17 voices has made the following account of protests in Tripoli available to the world.  Listen to it here.

Reporter Martin Chulov has wrote on Twitter that he visited a dungeon underneath the captured army base in Benghazi:

I visited a dungeon underneath the sacked army base today. Residents said last week it was the most feared room in town.


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