'Gaddafi brutality' on camera

Amateur video appears to show opponents of Muammar Gaddafi's regime being beaten at a Libyan detention center.

By REUTERS
September 6, 2011 16:01
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Libyan rebels 311. (photo credit: REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori)

These horrific scenes appearing to show Muammar Gaddafi's opponents being abused at a Libyan detention centre were caught on amateur video.

The prisoners seem to be held in a shipping container.

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There's no way to confirm when the footage was shot.

The footage was obtained in the town of Al Khoms where a detention center used by Gaddafi's forces was discovered at the weekend.

Fifty-four-year-old teacher Mohammed Ahmed Ali says he was held with other prisoners in a shipping container with no light and little water.

In the savage North African heat and with scarce ventilation he says many suffocated to death.


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