Updates on African mercenaries in Libya

24 02 2011

A video depicts capture African mercenaries and their passports.

A commentator on the YouTube clip pointed out that Guardian reporter Martin Chulov, now in Benghazi, has said on Twitter that a Ghanan and one African mercenary were paraded for him.  He last tweet also stated;

Aftermath of attack on army base incredible. This is a blood and guts revolution. No peaceful protest.

He had previously wrote:

Protesters stole bull dozers to break into the army base. At least a dozen still wedged against walls.


These reports of African Mercenaries are there to attempt to show that protestors are not necessarily lying.  However, being black in Libya does not mean they are mercernaries and does not mean they support Gaddafi.  As I have said elsewhere: African migrants have long suffered discrimination at the hands of Gaddafi’s regime as he used them as leverage over Italy.




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