April 15, 2012
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Mounir Massoud Own (33, manual laborer, app. from Tripoli) isn't the most interesting witness, but he deserves his own post. He spoke to CNN's Arwa Damon on the evening of August 28. (video, transcript) I just couldn't resist commenting on this still of him looking like a character from Napoleon Dynamite.
Mounir: (not real quote) "Then I escaped from the shed and ran away. I don't remember how.
Damon: What did you do then?
Mounir: God! I jumped over the flippin' wall, whaddayou think?
He must be serious. He thinks or says he thinks his brother, detained there with him, was killed.They were going to visit their grandfather when Gaddafi's men arrested them for no reason.
“I ran away. I jumped over that wall. But I don't remember anything else.”
An oddity: He cites a massacre on August 22, as opposed to the usual August 23. He has for company in this CNN, who relied on his account to help them get their "facts" straight, Bashir Al-Sedik/Omar, and alleged executioner Ibrahim Sadeq Khalifah.
Another oddity: Mounir Own thinks there were 175 prisoners to start with (157 now accepted) and 24 escaped, leaving 150 dead (106 now accepted). Witness removal guy Bashir Own (no relation, it's said) was there at the same time, spoke to CNN's Arwa Damon, and said he'd seen about 150 bodies removed. There could have been more, but not less, than what he allegedly saw. Accidental teamwork to sow the second-highest death toll in the news? (A. M. Halim had already said 180 died)