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Friday, May 18, 2012

Shed Massacre Witnesses: "Executioner" Ibrahim Khalifa/Tajouri/Lousha BUSTED!

May 15-18, 2012

<< The Khamis Brigade Shed Massacre

Time for another spike in the coffin of that amazing confrontation staged for Feras Kilani, just yesterday exposed in my new video Amnesty by Way of Fakery. The centerpiece of that was “meet the accusers,” a well-established fake survivor (here Bashir Al-Sadeq) who’s changed names and stories repeatedly, a second unharmed survivor (Hussein Al-Lafi) rendered suspect by agreeing with the fake memories of Al-Sadeq, and their on-site manager, Dr. Salem Al-Farjani, who... you just need to see the video.

 Right after finishing that I realized it’s time to meet the accused, the young kid soldier who allegedly led the slaughter. Possibly drugged, possibly tortured, I said. Time to add possibly an actor. (I think there will be a smaller part two) Below, we will link together three named mass-murderers, all named Ibrahim, starting with this reasonably famous one.

The conclusions aren't 100% certain, but ... fairly close. The similarities are just too thick for coincidence in this shallow pool of captured loyalist soldiers connected - as a lead executioner - to the shed massacre. Unless there was more than one 20-year old Ibrahim from Tajoura, Tripoli, in the accepted number of five executioners, then at least one of these names and/or accounts must be unreal. I'm betting on all three being fake.

Ibrahim Tajouri:
Bashir Al-Sadeq (with agreement from Hussein Al-Lafi) has the cold-hearted kid stepping into the shed between the second and third grenades and opening fire. He emptied nearly four clips on Mohammed Al-Lafi, old Ramadan Jabr, and some foreigners not mentioned elsewhere, a group of Egyptians and an old Palestinian man, 80 years old (The debut of these victims was to Palestinians Kilani, for BBC Arabic. Slick!) He just doesn't remember any of it. He was high on drugs, but he did remember being threatened to do it by Mohammed Mansour, the base commander.

We see Tajouri’s face (as shared adequately in the video), blank, passive, tired or broken perhaps, but comfortably so. He looks perfectly healthy, seems relaxed. His clothing is sporty, casual, something with a hood, sandals. He wears a different outfit for the Kilani interview than for the confrontation. His posture while waiting is passive, hands behind his back. He could be waiting for a job interview, but for a job he doesn't really need.

Kilani’s interview for BBC’s Fifth Floor program (quite a ways in) adds some details:
I thought he was a man, a big one. But when he entered the room, in the prison where he is, I can’t believe this is the person who killed the prisoners. He’s the first one who threw the grenades, and then entered the place and opened fire on them. He’s just 20 years old and he looks like – he doesn’t know wheat he did until now. He looked calm, he can’t even explain his situation. Something … something’s still missing about him. It’s just meaningless.
He threw in the grenades, besides stepping in to kill between them. He’s left little work for the other 2-4 active executioners reported. He's already, apparently, on the record as doing the mop-up afterwards too.

Same Guy Rumored Before Capture?
Abdulrahim Ibrahim Bashir told Human Rights Watch back on August 27 2011:
After I escaped, I saw one of the soldiers finish off anyone who was wounded lightly. He would just finish them off. I saw him from far away. He was wearing trouser fatigues and a civilian top. I recognized him. He was one of the ones guarding us. His name was Brahim and he was from Tajoura
Ibrahim's name, Tajouri, means from Tajoura. This probably refers to the same person, whatever the cause and effect relationship behind the name alignment. Here, he's not specified in starting the massacre, but could have (allegedly) been. He is sworn to finishing off the dead later that night, as executioner "Laskhar" is said to have done. Laskhar, by the way, is apparently out as a match for our Ibrahim. With at least seven years in the military, he's got to be older than 20.

Ibrahim Sadeq Khalifah:
Back in January, AFP reporter Jay Deshmukh was taken to a prison in Misrata, and shown the healthy and apparently torture-free captive soldier Ibrahim Sadeq Khalifa. He reported back that “he looks like any other young Libyan, but the 20-year-old prisoner has good reason to fear for his future in the new Libya.”

What he looks like is Ibrahim Tajouri. The photos don’t show his face, but for the chin, with the same little cropped beard. (full-body, upper body, possibly the faint cigarette burn visible, that he says was not delivered there) His clothing and posture – sporty and casual, relaxed in sandals and a hoody, well-fitting and baggy, hands patiently behind his back.

(more analysis later... the chin, lower left, is admittedly not an obvious fit, but the hair alone, longer at the corners" could give the added angularity we perceive. The lower lip and angle of dip to the chin seem the same. The skin tone is arguably off, even accounting for the lighting difference. But it's a big difference, and even more arguably, the other clues are strong enough we should just chalk this up to lighting.)

Besides looking and dressing a bit like the same-aged Ibrahim from Tajoura, he "was captured by former rebels from his home in Tajura, a suburb of Tripoli," Deshmukh wrote, "three days later [Aug. 25], when the city was overrun by anti-Kadhafi fighters." But at this rebel posting the AFP piece, an informed-sounding commentator added "You need to get you facts right. This guy is NOT from Tajura he is from Tarhona but lives in Tajura. Tajura has given enough blood to this uprising, we lost five people from one Family." He was later named Tajouri, suggesting he was "from" there. But the name would change again...

Account details: Vague, damning, incorrect.
His crime, which he acknowledged in front of an AFP team touring the prison, was that he burned alive around 150 men in a garage in Tripoli
“I threw grenades on them after my colleagues doused them in petrol. We then locked the garage and left. We burnt them alive,” Khalifa told AFP, of the massacre that he and four other Qaddafi soldiers carried out.

Khalifa admits that those killed by him and his comrades in the Khalit al-Farjan area of Tripoli on the afternoon of Aug. 22 were civilians.

Ibrahim Lousha:
Then comes Robert F. Worth's sprawling and bizarre epic "In Libya, the Captors Have Become the Captive." (analyzed/discussed here) Because of the stuff before this and after the following quote, we can be quite sure the video described in this quote is a fake. It and the other videos in the same trove are the centerpiece of Worth's story.
Jalal clicked on another video. In this one, Jumaa and two other guards were kicking and beating a blindfolded prisoner with extraordinary ferocity. “Kill me, Ibrahim, kill me!” the prisoner screamed repeatedly. “I don’t want to live anymore! Kill me!” The man to whom he was pleading was Ibrahim Lousha, whom I already knew by reputation as the most notorious torturer at Yarmouk. “Do you love the leader?” Lousha said, and the prisoner replied frantically, “Yes, yes!”
Quite young to have achieved such an esteemed status. No previous witnesses had singled him out by name, as the prisoner in the recently-faked video knew to do. I'll go ahead and share what Worth writes about his meeting with this young self-described prodigy of evil.
Ibrahim Lousha, the torturer on the video ... was being held by one of the brigades in Misurata, about two hours from Tripoli, in a battered old government building. I was led to a big empty room and told to wait, and then suddenly there he was, looking like a mere child as he slumped in a chair. He wore gray sweat pants and a blue V-neck sweater and flip-flops. He had big eyes and a buzz cut, a morose expression on his face. He sat with his hands together in his lap, his left leg bouncing restlessly. The Misurata brigade had become infamous for the torture of Qaddafi loyalists in recent months, but Lousha said he was treated well. No one was monitoring us, aside from a bored-looking guard across the room.

He was 20 years old, he said, the son of a Tripoli policeman. When I asked him about the torture at Yarmouk, Lousha answered numbly: beatings, electricity, other methods. “We didn’t give them water every day,” he said. “We brought them piss.” Whose? “Our piss. In bottles. Also we gave them a Muammar poster and made them pray on it.” I asked if he was ordered to do these things. He said no, that he and the fellow guards came up with these ideas while drinking liquor and smoking hashish. Wasn’t that an insult to Islam, to make people pray to Qaddafi, I asked. “We didn’t think about it,” he said. He told me that on the day of the massacre, a commander named Muhammad Mansour arrived late in the afternoon and ordered the guards to kill all the prisoners in the hangar. Then he left without saying anything about why they were to be killed or where the order originated.

“We looked at each other,” Lousha said. “And then I got the grenades.” He spoke in monosyllables, and I had to press him constantly for more details. “The other guards had the grenades. I told them, ‘Give the grenades to me.’ ” He threw two into the hangar, one after the other, and the door blew open. He could hear the screams of the dying prisoners. I asked him what he thought about after he went home to his parents and siblings. He had made no effort to escape. “I was thinking about everything that happened,” he said, his face as expressionless as ever. “The whole disaster, the killing. I was thinking between me and God.”

How can this not be young Ibrahim's third incarnation?

Name Meaning
Why so many last names for Ibrahim? Why so few first ones?

The latter might have something to do with his handler, Ibrahim Beat'emall (transliterations vary). The head of the Misrata Military Council, he used this actor to illustrate that contraryto what all the victims of Misratan torture have said, they do not torture. This kid Ibrahim looks perfectly healthy but in the eyes, well-fed, well-dressed, and hardly a mark. And he deserved torture, for burning alive 150 men. On that grounds, he implicitly barred human rights groups from Misrata ("I don't even want to see their faces.")

So anyway, what does this name mean?It's important when considering a character who's a work of fiction, whether in a novel that matters or a criminal operation like this. Does Mr. Beat'emall's life-long reflection on his own name and special destiny have any bearing on what this character's derivative name is supposed to illustrate?

Ibrahim: Of course, Arabic version of Abraham, father of many nations. Islamic Dictionary explains the context from the Islamic side:
He was the "Close One to Allah" Who preferred him over many others and selected him to be a messenger. Though brought up in a pagan community that worshiped idols, Abraham refused to do so and realized that there must be a greater god of the universe. Allah guided him to the right path and revealed His message to him. He then directed his mission to his people, and called on them to renounce idolatry. He was answered with stubborn refusals. They plotted against him but their schemes were in vain, for Allah, the Almighty, provided support and protection to His servant and prophet, Abraham. Abraham was the forefather of a line of prophets through his two sons Ishmael and Isaac. It was Abraham who began the construction of the Kaabah with the help of Ishmael.
Sadeq: Islamic Dictionary: truthful, real.
Khalifa: Islamic Dictionary: As in Caliph, a leader, a good steward.
Tajouri: From Tajoura
Lousha: No info

So his first given name, Ibrahim Sadeq Klhalifa is the most revealing of any potential poetry. Father of nations / close to God/rejector of an unholy world / Truthful / Islamic Leader. Clearly the meaning would be ironic in the context of a sacrilegious, cruel, murderous, slavish follower of a wicked regime. Only the middle name Sadeq stands out as a direct illustration of a core feature we’re to perceive non-ironically. Whatever lies he lived before, he is now telling the truth - under the proper rebel guidance.

I left a comment at the Feb. 17 posting of Deshmukh's article: http://feb17.info/news/pro-gaddafi-mass-murderer-awaits-fate-in-libya-jail/#comment-114143 It apparently wasn't a fit, awaiting moderation now for a few days. So here's the comment:
Ibrahim Khalifa, 20, from Tajoura sounds like “Brahim,” from Tajoura, looks just like Ibrahim Tajouri, 20, interviewed by Feras Kilani, and they both sound just like Ibrahim Lousha, 20, Robert F. Worth, calling him “the most notorious torturer at Yarmouk.” Quite young to have such a reputation!

Why so many last names, but so few first ones?

His leading evil role is described differently each time – first wave gunner, grenadier, mop-up killer, giving the wrong date or incorrectly saying the prisoners were burned alive, by him (above). All under influence of X-regime thugs and drugs.

The reason he looks healthy and well-dressed in his own style – is it because the Misratans do not torture, or because he’s an actor paid to stand-in for the real prisoners behind the scenes?

I’m on subject and detailed, so this comment should be allowed.
Really not a good fit. The previous drivel about how this controlled faker and pawn for scripting rebel myths should be treated careened between two poles of duped stupidity. The first is ostensibly liberal but studiously condescending, and ultimately geared towards a big-picture view of the elimination of the whole Gaddafi system, as opposed to getting hung up on individual vengeance. This is clearly the direction this script is supposed to head, in a redemption of lost souls narrative. The second view is just so fucking ugly, it was probably written by the same person to enforce the above point.
John A. Lincoln:
We have to understand that most of X-Gathafi’s Regime Supporters and Beneficiaries for the Past 45 years are illiterate and Primitive People. The Regime to blame for their plight, because they have been abused directly and indirectly to serve the Regime.


Most of the blame must be directed towards the X-Regime Officials and Leaders who have been using these poor and illiterate people to protect them, extend their Dictatorship span and murder the oppositions internally and externally.

These illiterate and poor people human rights should be respected, rehabilitated, educated, interrogated and taken care of their families if Libya and the Libyans ever going to reconcile, forgive and forget their past confused and abused history.
The other view, refreshing in comparison:
James Miller:
Ah shut up! It’s your liberal hogwash that is to blame. Your western idiot ideas of appeasement is what kept Gadaffi in power for 42 years and enables all fascists everywhere.

Learn to take a stand. We die or they die, We are free or we are dead and when we are free they are dead. [...]

What makes us different is they force us to kill them. They chose it , we did not. Torture them stomp them and kill them. And take your Western propaganda to hades with you and them.

[To Ibrahim Khalifa, the soldier] You are going to die and deservedly be executed because you chose evil and murder. [...] If you had refused your orders you would have died a martyr and been allowed into heaven, but instead you chose evil and cowardice and thus will become the garbage of history. [...] No one will care about you or remember you when you are gone. You will simply be a problem that has been erased.


  1. the mystery guest Ibrahim Sadeq Khalifa
    also pops up in a Tripoli hospital January 19, 2012, said he is from Assabia



    An injured man from Assabia who says he was tortured at the hands of the Gharyan city forces during skirmishes between the two cities earlier this month, lies in a hospital in Tripoli January 19, 2012.Ibrahim Sadeq Khalifa, a 20-year-old former soldier in Muammar Gaddafi's army, bears a scar above his collar bone.
    When prodded by an AFP journalist, he reveals it is from a cigarette burn inflicted on him by his captors, ex-rebels now ruling the country.
    "It is from a cigarette burn. The thuwar (anti-Gaddafi revolutionaries) did that," he said, speaking hesitatingly as jailor Ibrahim Beatelmal approached.

    Khalifa is no angel. He participated in a gruesome massacre of roughly 150 men in Tripoli as the city fell to rebels.
    "I threw grenades on them after my colleagues doused them in petrol. We then locked the garage and left. We burnt them alive," Khalifa said, of the massacre that he and four other Gaddafi soldiers carried out.
    Khalifa admits that those killed by him and his comrades in the Khalit al-Farjan area of Tripoli on the afternoon of August 22 were civilians.

    An injured man from Assabia who says he was tortured at the hands of the Gharyan city forces during skirmishes between the two cities earlier this month, lies in a hospital in Tripoli January 19, 2012.

    Picture taken January 19, 2012. To match feature LIBYA-LAWLESSNESS/ REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny

    1. speaking hesitatingly as jailor Ibrahim Beatelmal approached.

      inglesi Piers Scholfield
      #Misrata military spox Ibrahim Bait Al Mal tells us no serious casualties so far today. 7 dead, 20 injured on Sunday. #Libya

    2. 5 - Abdul-Hamid'Bet Almaal . "he was the Commander of the group"

      The detainees mentioned some of the names of the militiamen who have been torturing them in SIRTE :

    3. MM, no. That's the same story, matched with a contemporaneous photo of a different guy, a real captive who was tortured. Don't know why they did that, it's confusing. This guy was Beat-em-all's illustration of perfect health and no torture. And he's an actor, I think.

  2. comment : Bennor Marwan says:
    February 1, 2012 at 4:22 AM
    You need to get you facts right.
    This guy [Ibrahim Sadeq Khalifa ] is NOT from Tajura he is from Tarhona but lives in Tajura.

    Tajura has given enough blood to this uprising, we lost five people from one Family.

    1. Thanks for that. I will be including "Brahim from Tajoura," and now that this Ibrahim lived in Tajoura, but wasn''t from there, but the other Ibrahim was named Tajouri, from Tajoura. ???

    2. It seems a more recent story, but they bring it up with a photo of yr guy :

      Libya power struggle tears apart Assabia
      Ibrahim Mohammed Ibrahim said he was beaten even when unconscious

    3. look previous comment & y will be delighted

      Huwaidi, the Gharyan military commander, told Reuters he had a list of 70 people from former pro-Gaddafi brigades in Assabia whom he wanted arrested. He also wanted handed over the perpetrators of an ambush by Assabia fighters that killed nine people from Gharyan in September.

      Spokesman for Gharyan city council Ismail al-Ayeb said that if the government refuses to demand the arrest of the 70 Assabia fighters and the assailants of the September ambush, then Gharyan fighters would enter Assabia territory.

      "The fighters from Gharyan are trying to outflank the Assabia fighters," said Ayeb. "There is ongoing fighting. It's not city against city or tribe against tribe. These are revolutionaries against pro-Gaddafi fighters."

      He said dozens of Assabia fighters had been captured.


  3. See also the special Gulf News story by Kilani to accompany the farce, Libya's future remains uncertain

    When I meet the man who threw hand grenades into a room crowded with over 50 prisoners, he says he is filled with remorse. Ebrahim Tajouri threw the grenades and fired a hail of bullets into the crowded warehouse.

    Hussain Al Lafi and his three brothers were held at the same compound, as I was, for eight weeks accused of supporting the rebels. Hussain told me: "We saw them throwing hand grenades inside." He explains that the first one exploded in the middle of a room crowded with men. "Between the second and third grenades Ebrahim Tajouri came in and started shooting," he says......continues....

    Then Osama called out to {Lafi}and said ‘My brother, I've been hit in the heart'

    No,think it was the pancreas...
    Gripping stuff. Fabulous imagination. Have a read!

    1. Good find, thanks. I'll check later for anything worth adding. Hussein's dramatic tale, especially Mohammed's last line- "run away, save yourself, and tell the world that we have been slaughtered." Excellent drama. I like how each brother implicitly represents some good aspect of Libya the Gaddafi thugs wanted dead. That's poetry in action. Well, it's poetry. The action never happened.

      Possibly hilarious reaction from the Fifth Floor host, after hearing all that and Hussein's guilt for leaving Mohammed behind.
      17:42 - "ehm, terrible story."

  4. Good one, so once again..

    Long Live Muammar Gaddafi!

    1. Thanks for a comment of appreciation.I love it when this stuff comes together, though I still need to address the imagery and see if this shifting Ibrahim character (apparently a creation of Ibrahim Beat'emall) is portrayed by one actor or two.

    2. You are welcome, and Good Luck mate!

  5. Oooooh Look! It's Hussein Al-Lafi on Al-Jazeera, Sept 19 2011::
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_4nvMsSgTw الثمن الغالي لأسقاط نظام القذافي - "High Price to overthrow Gaddafi". From about 0.45. The older guy at the beginning is Khalifa Al-Lafi from subtitles. There is some Khamis shed footage at the end which I haven't seen before. I think this needs translating... commentary by Hamid Faroulidin (?) from Zawiyah.

    1. have lost boy @ 1.22 ?
      they sitting in house / marbouha of wealthy ppl

      vid date :
      23/10/1432 هـ - الموافق 20/9/2011 م (آخر تحديث) الساعة 16:01 (مكة المكرمة)، 13:01 (غرينتش)
      23/10/1432 e - corresponding to 20/9/2011 AD (updated) time 16:01 (Mecca), 13:01 (GMT)

    2. many times ppl commenting on blog saw a strong ressemblance between names of shed people
      and tnc ppl

      Musbah Allafi

    3. MUSBAH ALLAFI: All what we knew during the last few days, that he was, you know, moving from a place to another.
      MUSBAH ALLAFI: Well actually there are so many different views on this. Some people say that they would have liked that he was caught and put into trial. Some people they say no because he is very dangerous man, if he stayed alive, you know this man is very, is very furious dictator and he can do a lot of things while he is living.

      SIMON SANTOW: Musbah Allafi says Gaddafi spent 40 years destroying the country.
      MUSBAH ALLAFI: The more difficult is how to rebuild our country because we will start from the zero to build Libya. He destroyed everything there.

      MUSBAH ALLAFI: This transitional period I think won't take very long time. In the meantime we are from this moment up we are starting the real work, we already started to rebuild our country.

      MUSBAH ALLAFI: This time those young has decide from the first moment of this uprising that this time there is no retreat there is no U-turn. Whatever the price we have paid, very high price, as you've seen. And the termination it was clear from the beginning that those young people were very determined, whatever the price they pay, but they are going ahead and they are not returning.

      SIMON SANTOW: Ambassador Allafi says the Libyan people are grateful for the support shown towards them by the Australian people. In particular, he singled out the pressure from the Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd for a no-fly zone, policed by NATO. He says that became a turning point in the struggle to remove Colonel Gaddafi from power.

      Australia welcomes Gaddafi death

    4. http://media.smh.com.au/news/world-news/libyan-ambassador--it-was-a-great-day-2722100.html

      not same hysterical eyes as hussayn , but his talk ....

  6. 26 August 2011

    Amnesty & Hussein al-Lafi started before with 160 detainees :
    160 detainees began to flee the metal hangar
    23 detainees managed to escape
    53 skulls and skeletons
    20 bodies outside
    = 64 missing ?

    1. A BBC journalist arrested and held by Muammar Gaddafi's forces during the Libya uprising has returned to the prison where he was held to track down some of the wardens and prisoners housed there and to hear first hand accounts of a massacre.

      On 8 March 2011, while reporting on the Libya uprising for BBC Arabic TV, I was picked up at an army roadblock near Tripoli along with two BBC colleagues.

      We were imprisoned, beaten and subject to mock executions at Khalat al-Farjan farm behind the Yarmouk headquarters just outside Tripoli. But we were some of the lucky ones. After 22 hours we were released.

      A few months later, many of the inmates would be killed, when with rebel forces approaching the capital, the guards were ordered to kill all the prisoners.

      The compound where I was held was the scene of one of the worst atrocities recorded in the conflict.

      Hussein al-Lafi and his three brothers

      were among 50 prisoners

      crowded into a small warehouse when the prison guards attacked.


    2. Bashir confronted Tajouri and said: "When you entered you finished off a group which included Shaikh Mohammad Allafi,


      His older brother Mohammad was next to the wall. "I touched him and I could feel that his leg was missing. He said to me: 'Run away, save yourself, and go tell the world that we've been slaughtered'."

    3. حسين لافي -مركب فرجان Said Abdul-Rahim Ibrahim Bashir, which is one of the survivors and 25 years old,detained inside the warehouse for three months. The troops arrested him in his hometown of Ghadames has accused him of belonging to the opposition.

      He told Human Rights Watch: at sunset on August 23 / August Four soldiers climbed to the top of the warehouse and the last soldier opened the door and started shooting at us through the ceiling, which is made of tin metal,the man near the door throw grenades
      He managed to escape from the warehouse unharmed with Abdel-Salam, Hussein, two brothers from Alzentan, the surname remains unknown. The injured brothers were injured after the guards fired upon the fire, and Hussein died later.

    4. He[local rajub?] told Human Rights Watch that Gaddafi forces began early May to use the area outside the military base of Yarmouk, the warehouse was used to arrest people in the former agricultural structure.

  7. A deja vu from Benghazi :


  8. http://www.petercliffordonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Libya-Torture-Victim-300x168.jpg
    Assabian Torture Victim – bbc.co.uk

    alikeness like twins

    1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfOoqV56k9k&feature=player_embedded
      Evidencia de torturas de civiles de Asabah - Libia por los criminales del CNT-OTAN.flv

      Jan 15 2012 Fighting broke out between residents of Gharyan and residents from Alasabha over the weekend. Gharyan accuses Alasabha of still being pro ghadafi


    2. http://i46.tinypic.com/so206q.jpg



      An injured man from Assabia who says he was tortured at the hands of the Gharyan city forces during skirmishes between the two cities earlier this month, lies in a hospital in Tripoli January 19, 2012.

      Ibrahim Sadeq Khalifa, a 20-year-old former soldier in Muammar Gaddafi's army, bears a scar above his collar bone.

    3. In the confusion of the explosions and the shooting Hussain was one of the few prisoners who managed to escape. Those left behind didn't stand a chance. The soldiers finished off any wounded survivors one by one and set the place on fire.

      A few days later [ 25, 26 aug 2011 ?],
      one of those responsible, gave himself up and was taken into custody.
      Waving his right to anonymity, Tajouri agreed to meet me.



  9. Yarmouk camp massacre trials to start in 10 days’ time

    Tripoli, 27 December:

    The trials of ten men accused of involvement in the Yarmouk Detention Camp massacre on 23-24 August last year are to start in January.

    The Yarmouk Massacre Victims Association says that it has been told that the first case will take place on 6 January.

    Yakhlif Sifawi, Abdul-Razak Baruni, Juma Daqdouq and Mohamed Harous are accused of torture and torturing unnamed victims to death at the camp.

    A second case, known as “the Slovenian company case” (a reference to the company that ran the compound before it was taken over, as a makeshift prison) involves five named defendants:
    Hamza Mabruk Muftah Harizi, Marwan Emhemed Khalifa Gaddoura,
    Musbah Mohamed Musbah Ajim, Naji Massoud Najjar and Sami Saleh Ragie. Their trial is set for 8 January 2013.

    The third case involves just one defendant: Sergeant-Major Hamza Mabrouk Muftah El-Harizi. He is accused of mass murder. This case is said to be being handled by a military court.

    The massacre took place at a makeshift prison in the Khalat Al-Forjan neighbourhood of Tripoli’s Salahaddin district, which had been taken over by the infamous 32nd Brigade, more usually known as the Khamis Brigade. Its military compound was next door.

    The exact number of people murdered is unknown.
    Survivors say that there were 153 men at a roll-call on the morning of the first day of the massacre.
    Fifty-three skulls were found in one location and other corpses were discovered in a nearby shallow grave but there was a deliberate attempt to destroy victims’ bodies. There are known to be at least 20 survivors.

    A report by the US-based Physicians for Human Rights concluded that the crimes were probably committed by a small group of soldiers.

    The Yarmouk association has urged survivors as well as families of those killed to attend the trials and keep track of the cases.

    It added that a number of people believed to have been involved in the massacre are still at large, including the officer in charge of the camp at the time, Colonel Mohamed Mansour Dhau.


    Tripoli, 27 December:by anonymous

  10. a number of people believed to have been involved in the massacre are still at large, including the officer in charge of the camp at the time, Colonel Mohamed Mansour Dhau.

    mansour dhaou killed after been sodomized by misrata gangs ??????????


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