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Friday, January 27, 2012

Torture In Libyan Detention Centers Said To Be Widespread

A man walks inside a prison in Tripoli, Libya. (AP)

Three months after the ouster of Moammar Gadhafi from power in Libya, there are growing concerns about the torture of prisoners and questions about who is responsible for the mistreatment.

Amnesty International says several people have died after being tortured in detention centers. Also this week the French medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres suspended operations in the city of Misrata after treating more than 100 patients with what the group’s general director called “torture related wounds.”

Guest:

  • Gabriel Gatehouse, BBC reporter

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  • Peter

    I think that a lot of this is not torture, but rather retribution. It should be treated as such, the perp’s should be charged with assault and battery with deadly weapons in some cases. This is not right. 
    The Germans did it, the Japanese did it, and the U.S. has done it.
    This needs to be stopped and the the responsible parties punished.

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