"A shocking video has appeared on the Internet showing Libyan rebels
torturing a group of black Africans. People with their hands bound are
shown being locked in a zoo-like cage and forced to eat the old Libyan
“Eat the flag, you dog. Patience you dog, patience. God is Great,” screams a voice off-camera in the video published by LiveLeak on February 28.
torturers are also shown making the group of captive black Africans
stand up with pieces of green cloth still in their mouths and apparently
forcing them start jumping.
A number of people are shown standing outside the cage watching the atrocity.
Muammar Gaddafi was killed, hundreds of migrant workers from
neighboring states were imprisoned by fighters allied to the new interim
They accuse the black Africans of having been mercenaries for the late ruler.
In the course of the fighting to topple Gaddafi last year, sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees “became targets of stigma, discrimination and violence,” the human rights group Amnesty International said last month.
the beginning of the crisis, there was vastly exaggerated propaganda
for which the highest level of the National Transitional Council should
take some responsibility because they largely contributed to that
unfounded propaganda,” said Donatella Rovera, Amnesty’s senior crisis response advisor.
of the black migrants managed to flee into neighboring Mali and Niger,
but more than 5,000 were detained. They face mass execution, beatings,
and revenge killings, according to an Al Jazeera report published back
Before the Libyan uprising broke out, the
country hosted about a million black African workers, many of them
employed in domestic work, construction, trash collection and other
low-wage jobs.Human Rights Investigations (HRI) suspect Libyan
rebels of ethnic cleansing of the black population of the country,
particularly in the city of Tawergha." - RT
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