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Monday, June 25, 2012

On Medical Neutrality and Violations of it in Libya

June 25, 2012 

Note: I've been busy with other things and neglecting this site and related research. First I was focused on the big report, the CIWCL site, and a press release. Now I'm doing some work on Syria, which is starting to take shape here (news coming). But I want to keep this at least moving towards a full report on the hospital massacre(s). Another step is to explore a central concept and related side-issues that will help set the context of the report.

Neutrality in Context and its Guardians, PHR
Medical Neutrality, as a concept, seems to have independent roots in numerous cultures stretching back in some cases to ancient times, but taking a more codified and formal aspect in recent decades. The basic idea is that there's no need to brutalize people who are captured or injured and thus no threat to you, nor to interfere with medical professionals doing that treating, even if the patients are your enemies. Most people would instinctively respect this basic level of decency, but we know there are wicked people in the world who'd use such vulnerability to their advantage in destroying an enemy totally. So that's why new rules to protect the medical process were built into the Geneva conventions and the foundation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent, and guarded by human rights people.

The field of vigilance in this particular area seems to be dominated by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), based in Cambridge, Massachusetts,  USA. Their page on medical neutrality and persecution of health workers is the top page in a Google search for "medical neutrality," with the Wikipedia article close behind. PHR lobbies for punishment of those who interfere with medical work, and also lobbying for release of jailed doctors accused of non-medical acts like "working with an enemy government" or fomenting insurrection (see here).

PHR on Violation in Libya
PHR addressed the issue in Libya during the uprising/war thing we helped with last year.
“Witness to War Crimes: Evidence from Misrata, Libya," released only on August 30, 2011.
(Forthcoming: brief review of the alleged violations reported here of medical neutrality.)

Once the Misratans broke out of their siege with outside help, they were able to descend on the capitol and exact revenge, in the days just before that report was published. PHR didn’t stop at Misrata, or at hospitals, covering one serious non-medical war crime in Tripoli, at the time of rebel conquest in late August, with a later PDF report. They were able to medically name the pre-massacre injuries of the unharmed escapees from the alleged Khamis Brigade Shed Massacre. Otherwise, PHR's deficient expertise in bullshit detection is the main feature, taking down witness accounts as truth, and then demanding “accountability’ based on it. We have our own PDF report on that massacre and those witnesses, available at the site of the Citizen's Investigation into War Cimes in Libya.

Later, they did catch and protest the NTC regime's abuse of Dr. Salem Al-Farjani, their advisor on that slanted report, in May 2012. But the Cambridge crowd seem to have missed another massacre, first reported the same time as the shed massacre, just a few miles north, and with a comparable or higher death toll. And it's one right up their alley, one of the most extreme violations of medical neutrality imaginable, occurring inside and on the grounds of a hospital. Dozens of patients and apparently staff were executed, women and children were killed, bodies  were dumped, and one patient at least had his head sliced off. As many as 200 or more victims, 80 at the very least, were slain there, leaving the protected medical space blood-spattered and devoid of human life. It stayed that way for days as the bodies - most them looking like suspected African mercenary types - started rotting.

PHR still have not finished their report on this episode, if they ever started it, and it's been close to a year now. Their medical neutrality page says their organization "documents the deliberate targeting of health care systems and personnel, and advocates accountability for violators." They didn't document this one, and haven't tried calling anyone to task over it.

They provide a handy list of six examples of what a violation, of the kind they would accuse the old Libyan government, would look like. Unless there's an unstated double-standard, the same should apply to Libya's rebel militias. From what we know of the evidence at the hospital, not that anyone's gathered it rigorously, but pictures were taken at least, we can see nearly all examples are represented in this monstrous event [in brackets].

Medical neutrality is violated when health care professionals, facilities, or patients come under attack, or when medical professionals are not allowed to provide treatment. Examples include:
. Attacks on hospitals [Yes]
. Attacks on patients [Yes, many brutally murdered, at least one fully beheaded]
. Attacks on medical personnel [apparently - they all vanished]
. Attacks on medical transport [none evident, at the hospital, at the moment, but elsewhere in the area, at least one ambulance was attacked]
. Misuse of medical facilities [yes, using a hospital as a concentration spot for execution victims, and apparently as a dumping spot for those slaughtered nearby]
. Breaches of medical ethics by medical personnel [none evident among the missing staff, but the staff that "returned" and showed the media around warrants more scrutiny]

All but the fourth and the last examples are evident here, with the "attacks" being of the most decisive, fatal, and often the most brutal sorts. Only the last has been alleged by the rebels - the irresponsible alleged flight of the old staff, due to distant fear of the snipers sending so many to them. It was said the staff fled days prior to the festering mass' exposition on the 26th, as early as the 21st and as late as the 23rd. By this vague account, there was no arrangements or forwarding address for the wounded, leaving the patients to die unseen and leaving more to be dropped off to die. And so, the people died, passively. That's the accepted narrative so far, per the small circuit of rebels with mysteryinformation and journalists with no other sources left to talk to.

Other Libyan Violations Missed
So PHR missed this mother of all violations that saw a hospital turned into a slaughterhouse with hardly a peep from the media after the famous two-day spree of showing the bloating corpses without explanation. There are many other violations they missed in Tripoli, in Sirte, and elsewhere, all of them seemingly committed by anti-government rebel forces. These include shutting off water and electricity, embargoing fuel (needed for backup generators at the hospitals), blockading medicine and food, especially effective in squeezing Sirte, and reportedly direct military attacks on the Ibn Sina hospital there.  - besides these, there are specific deadly abusers which I solicit below, but here are a few examples

. Expulsion and Killing of Patients, Jalaa Hospital, Benghazi
A disturbing incident documented at Al-Jalaa hospital - an injured Black man being attacked, dragged out, and struck with swords.
Dr. Sabril Mohammed's account of a patient dragged out of ICU by rebel people, killed, and had his body displayed "on the wall of the Jalaa hospital." possinly the same incident or two separate ones

.Killing Nurses and Doctors in Tripoli
All allegedly Gaddafi loyalist crimes, but the evidence is far from clear, to put it softly. A doctor in green surgical gown was seen floating in the canal, noted by Hadeel Al-ShalchiAt least two nurses in scrubs, plus two other men in civilian clothes, all four Black, dumped just across the canal from Bab Al Aziziyah, with a bizarre back-story provided by rebular Libyan "locals."

And the mother of them all, the bloodbath at Abu Salim trauma hospital. All these will be mentioned in the report. Anyone please feel free to suggest others or develop these in the comments below.


  1. Re Al-Jalaa, Benghazi. Person of interest - Judith San Pedro, Filipino head nurse of the Intensive Care Unit there, as seen in this YouTube video Benghazi nurses heal Libyan rebels uploaded Sept 5 2011 by.....the Royal College of Nursing!

    Transcript here

    She also gets quoted by the Globe & Mail, July 15 2011

    "She hasn't been paid for 3 months..." (see here

    And on April 21 2012, the Irish - Libyan Health minister,Fatima Hamroush opens a nuclear cancer treatment centre at Al-Jalaa. Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApKz5T3Ox_o

    1. ¶4. (C ) Al-Hijazi and his staff had no knowledge of the proposed Regional Nuclear Medicine Center (RNMC), a proposed joint U.S.-Libya project to create a state-of-the-art center for treating cancers with nuclear medicine. (Note: The strategic plan for the center was submitted to the Libyans in late 2008 by a visiting delegation from State's ISN Bureau, but has still not been formally approved by the Libyan side. Health professionals told Emboffs the proposal is fine from a technical standpoint; however, it is currently being held up due to a lack of political approval. End note). The Ambassador suggested that al-Hijazi contact Dr. Ali Gashut, Director of the Libyan Atomic Energy Establishment, for an update on the proposed center.


    2. Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi, a son of Muammar al-Qadhafi, suggested [Al-Hijazi] send Libyan doctors to the U.S.......Al-Hijazi added that Libya is reaching out to Libyan doctors living and working overseas to recruit them to come back to Libya. While many of them are now established in the U.S. and elsewhere, he said they would be welcomed home, even for short-term stints...[like overthrowing a government]...a member of President Obama's medical team was Libyan..

      A Libyan official based in Cairo said Libya's Health and Environment Minister Mohamed Mahmoud al-Hijazi had set off to Vienna where he was to have talks with members of the Libyan opposition on behalf of Gaddafi's government.
      . [Reuters July 5 2011]


  2. Shutting off the water....a story in El Pais tried to pin the drying up of Tripoli on Gaddafi forces fleeing south. Los rebeldes temen que Gadafi destruya los pozos de agua en su huida de Trípoli, Aug 26 2011, filed from Benghazi by Álvaro de Cózar (where the GMMRP offices are). He spoke with Mohamed Bushala and GMMRP chief, Nasser Bubteina

    Gaddafi Troops were cited as moving towards wells in the Hasauna - or Hasouna / Hasaouna - mountains. Allegedly. Located on map here: Jabal Hasouna. The map of the East and North East Jabal Hasouna well heads and pipelines can be seen on page 4 (525) of this pdf: Simulation of Groundwater Level at Murzuk Basin Due to
    Great Man-Made River Project-Libya (2009)

    Is it really credible that Gaddafi forces cut off the water here in a no-fly zone? What was going on at Jabal Hasouna in August 2011? The El Pais article is nonsense - this is not "close to Algeria". And it is a long way South of Tripoli. A false-flag drying of the wells? The scare story was that the water would be poisoned by Gaddafi forces.

    Interestingly , Bushala says that there is a connecting link between East and West GMMRP pipelines which are not used, although successfully tested, the connection being at Assadada, As-Sidada, (or Assdada or Assada - السدادة),170km SW (really? looks more like NW of Sirte and East of Bani Walid) of Sirte and Al-Gardabiya (which I read as Ajdabiya if you look at the map with a regulating station at Wadi Wishkah ((Al-Washkah) controlling the flow either way in the "H". Construction by French company VINCI..
    Assdada was under green control on Aug 13 2011. - video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g78waFW-M4w. In fact, in early April 2011, the Libyan government was more concerned that NATO would hit the GMMRP.

    1. NATO did admit to bombing the GMMRP pipe factory in Brega on July 22.NATO bombs the Great Man-Made River

    2. Alright, probably a bit too far afield, but it's all connected. Thanks guys! I am doing things behind the scenes. Also, feel free, Felix, to start any research research topic post for this massacre. There's different areas that need their own detailed examinations, so if you happen to think of one and have anything to add...

    3. http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-GMMR-Project-Libya-s-by-Frances-Thomas-110901-229.html
      On 22 July 2011, four months into the air strikes to "protect civilians", NATO forces hit the GMMR water supply pipeline. For good measure the following day, NATO destroyed the factory near Brega that produces the pipes to repair it, along with killing six guards there.

      Photo-Explosion of the water pipeline [Man-Made River] in Bani Walid


      Statement of Warfalla tribe about the explosion of the man-made river pipeline: It was not a technical fault, it was a sabotage, they are trying to displace the whole city, not caring about the children, or the ones which they already orphaned!

    4. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=1237979&l=8098b3e82c&id=297509086955875

  3. not medical neutrality , but human involvement in murder :

    John Macnab / Field Engineer /Benghazi, Libya
    In early May I received a message from a friend in Jalu, Libya, saying they were being attacked by hundreds of Gaddafi soldiers.

    I had been following the Libya blog on Al Jazeera and out of desperation contacted a popular blogger to seek help for my friends in the desert.

    The guys would forward the GPS coordinates of the location of the Gaddafi soldiers and a description of the surrounding area, for example, “They are in Waha oil field in a grove of palm trees”.

    I would confirm the coordinates on Google Earth then forward them to my contact.

    This worked very well and continued well into July when the final attacks were repelled and peace was restored to the desert oasis.

  4. "On the ship today we have four pallets of interagency emergency heath units which were sent from the United States aid office; there is also about fifty tons of medical supplies that the WHO brought in," said Kristy Campbell of International Medical Corporation.

  5. The Abu Saleem hospital massacre was "discovered"on 26 aug.
    People have been left there dying for 5 days.

    Besides the Campbell/Zeiton club , who seems to run at that time TMC, Mitiga & Central hospital : where was IRC & MSF?

    Were they really not able to reach the Abu Saleem because of snipers? Or were they held back by militia's manning roadblocks?

    Why could ICR free foreign journalists from Rixos hotel on 24 aug where fighting wasn't finished too?


    Osama Pilil Abu Salim resident : We need professional help, from the international Red Cross, because there has been a massacre in Abu Salim”

    Four Red Cross ambulances lined up and staff hurriedly stretchered out the last few injured men.
    “Conditions in there are dreadful – just dreadful,” said Red Cross worker Bridget Comninos, “we are just trying to assist doctors here.”

    Inside, it is not a hospital but a mortuary – or something for which there is no word.
    Stretchers and beds are stained with fluids and blood, some still dripping on the floor.

    1. Who is this "Osama Pilil"?
      He also popped up on ABC Australia. 27 Aug (26 Aug europe)
      OSAMA PILIL: These dead bodies since five days in the hospital. Nobody's taking care of them to bring them to the mortuary, to bury them, to identify them. We need help, please, it's very urgent.

      Also he spoke to the BBC. Osama Bilil "One of the doctors". And, according to PressTV,
      "Osama Bilil, a doctor with the Red Cross"

      And, according to the BBC elsewhere [Wyre Davies report], One doctor who had returned to help the clean-up called it a "massacre". Perhaps that's Bilil at 0.58. Who knows.
      Wyre Davies:"It is impossible, at this stage, to know exactly what happened at the hospital"

      "There are more than 200 bodies here but there is no government in charge. What can we do? We urgently need international help to stop the situation deteriorating," Osama Bilil said.

    2. There were hundreds of bodies around the hospital, on gurneys and in corridors, the BBC correspondent said.

      Some appeared to be civilians, some fighters, some African mercenaries, he said.

      Residents in the nearby neighborhood said some of the dead had been alive when they were brought to the hospital, some seriously injured. Others had already died, they told the BBC.

      After the hospital closed, some patients were left to die, residents said.

      "These bodies have been here in the hospital for five days. Nobody has taken care of them -- to bring them to the mortuary, to identify them, to bury them," Osama Pilil, who lives near the hospital, told the BBC.


    3. I just realised that I mentioned the suspicious perp Bilil/Pilil/Bilin at the Abu Salim masterlist discussion. There's a pretty good shot of him being interviewed by the Telegraph here at 0.20: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8726164/Libya-bodies-found-at-emergency-hospital-in-Tripoli.html

      Almost certainly a fake name.

  6. On August 25, an MSF medical team rescued two patients in very critical condition from Abu Salim hospital, which was surrounded by intense fighting at the time, and transferred them to Tripoli Medical Center.

    “When we arrived at Abu Salim, we faced quite a shocking scene: dozens of dead bodies were lying in the hospital’s compound,” reports Jonathan Whittall, MSF emergency coordinator.

    “Abu Salim hospital had been completely cut off by the nearby fighting and 22 patients were stuck inside, together with five medical staff.

    We managed to evacuate the two most critical patients—who would have probably died otherwise. Later on, the remaining patients were transferred to safer facilities.”


    1. check @ 1.50 abu saleem hospital?

      @ 0.22 : since monday [ 22 aug] this hospital is closed, [dr.] osama bilin

      ChangeInLibya Mhalwes
      Hathba and Busleem are 80% under control except 2 or 3 buildings and apartment blocks that need clearing & de-snipering ;)

  7. In Tripoli, where fighting has increased dramatically in recent days, several medical facilities report serious shortages of materials and staff, according to MSF’s emergency coordinator, Jonathan Whittal, who has been present in the Libyan capital city since the beginning of August. "Some hospitals have run out of life-saving medication and equipment," he says. "There is little electricity and insufficient fuel to run ambulances and some crucial equipment. The current fighting in the city will put strained medical facilities under even more pressure."


  8. http://www.msf.org.za/publication/libya-tripoli-hospitals-struggle-casualty-numbers


    looking at the dates MSF is on 18 aug still busy in misrata

    Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is preparing to expand its medical response in western Libya to meet urgent humanitarian needs. August 22, 2011

    Almost All Of The Hospitals" In Tripoli "Are Receiving Wounded, August 25, 2011

    MSF Expands Support to Tripoli Hospitals,August 26, 2011

    Shocking Scenes in Hospitals ,August 27, 2011

    1. 26 augThe four-story hospital was completely empty with shattered glass over the floors, dark with dried blood stains and with medical equipment strewn about.

      At least two men were shot in their beds. They were on the second floor covered with blankets

      Sami's account has been supported by interviews with many other officials over the past week who suggest an unknown number of non-military men took up arms to support Gaddafi in the dying days of his regime. Some were compelled to do so. Others apparently volunteered.

      what date the bodies were moved away?28/08/2011
      Five bloated bodies lay on trolleys at the entrance to the emergency department, while 25 lay in the garden, wrapped in rugs and sprinkled with lime
      Published on Aug 27, 2011 , @ 0.35 thousands of bodies to be disposed of.

  9. In the meantime :

    Tripoli : Effects of Bombing [19-08-2011] الجزيرة : طرابلس

    NATO warplanes are bombing Tripoli [20. August 2011.]

    the RAF stepped up raids on Tripoli on Saturday [Aug. 20] morning in a pre-arranged plan to pave the way for the rebel advance.” (Telegraph, Aug. 23)

    Operation Mermaid Dawn,” aimed at taking Tripoli, began on the evening of Aug. 20 with armed actions of TNC cells involving several hundred people. In violation of U.N. Resolution 1970, a NATO warship anchored off the shore of Tripoli delivered heavy weapons and additional TNC rebel forces. Government and medical sources said 1,350 deaths and 5,000 injuries took place that night.

    “Fighting started again during the night.
    There were intense firefights. NATO drones and aircraft kept bombing in all directions.
    NATO helicopters strafed civilians in the streets with machine guns to open the way” for the opposition forces, wrote Thierry Meyssan for CRG on Aug. 21.


    Since March 31, U.S.-NATO air power have carried out 19,877 sorties, which included approximately 7,459 rocket or bomb strike sorties. These bombing operations grew more devastating when 105 struck the capital and its environs on Aug. 20. (Center for Research on Globalization, Aug. 22)

    Later, on Aug. 21-22, there were additional bombings of specifically targeted civilian areas of the capital.

  10. http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26101

    August 22, 2011 Extensive NATO Bombings

    An Associated Press Aug. 22 article said the facts “suggested covert involvement of the U.S. forces and the CIA in the Tripoli takeover.
    ” It quoted an unnamed Washington official who said, “The Qatari military led the way, augmented later by French, Italian and British military advisers.

    We simply followed the way the opposition fronts moved. ... Gadhafi’s forces usually came out to meet the rebels, and that’s when we struck.”

    “Tripoli has been the object of extensive bombings of residential areas, creating an atmosphere of panic.

    Rebel forces are not the decisive factor.

    The decisive forces are the extensive NATO bombings and the support provided by NATO to the rebels,” reported Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya from Tripoli. (CRG, Aug. 22)

    “The CIA and other U.S. intelligence agencies have been gathering information throughout the conflict from contacts they’d developed when they were working closely with the Gadhafi government on counter terrorism against al-Qaida-related Islamic militant groups operating in Libya. This thawing of relations ... paid unexpected dividends later,” reported the International Business Tribune Aug. 22.

  11. Although the storming of the Bab al-Aziziya compound on Aug. 23 was portrayed by the NATO forces, the rebels and the corporate media as a great victory for the TNC, this location has been bombed continuously over the last several months.

    On the same day that the rebels were credited with taking over the location, NATO had already been pounding the area for hours from British RAF Tornados and Typhoons.



    Hundreds of Libyan rebels stormed Gadhafi's compound Tuesday, charging wildly through the symbolic heart of the crumbling regime as they killed loyalist troops,

  12. snipers Tripoli

    @ 1.11 checkpoints at every 25 mtr at least:

    hadil krekshi, student living near martyr square
    tents in front of bab al zaziya burning @ 0.54 //tents @ 1.36 abu saleem/rixos area @ 2.17

    Hadil Krekshi ‏@OeasOwn
    @Abukersh @PositiveLibya Al Wattan billboards are everywhere... and saw a couple in Hai Alandalos and Seya7eya... more will come insha'Allah

  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xa1tZnyoPxY&feature=plcp

    Libya War crime: Red Crescent provided weapons to Libya rebels

  14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NtV9xlxb2JM&feature=channel

    benghazi al jalaa hosp , drs with knives butcher a patient

  15. 53 + 70
    The Red Cross counted only 125 dead from the 13 sites it confirmed, with 53 of those found in a hangar near Tripoli’s airport.

    Many are not even graves, but rather containers or buildings where people were executed and their bodies left to rot.


    One incident took place at the site of a Brazilian construction company, which had been contracted by the regime to build the new Ring Road around Tripoli. The men had been detained in a hangar, a cinderblock building with a metal roof.

    About 70 men were detained at this makeshift prison in Guser Bin Gashir around 12 miles south of Tripoli.
    ICRC spokesman:
    Death's ceremony lies on the floor, as the hundreds make way for the thousands of bodies to be disposed of.

  16. In Siriya it is apparently possible to help both sides :
    During the conversation with the representative of WHO, Al-Halaki discussed aspects of joint cooperation and aid the world organization can provide to meet the health needs due to terrorist attacks carried out against this industry and the economic blockade imposed on the same.

    In Libiya you read about all the help to rebels & refugees :

    february 2011 The first WHO medical supplies already have reached Benghazi and there is direct contact with health professionals there



    Google : World Health Organization &
    you'll find help to west libiya 16 August 2011

    Apparently West Libiya never received food or medical help until aug 2011 ,UK Campbell inside Tripoli

    Strange thing : the press release is 16 aug 2011 : how could they touch on that date the money of the Central Bank of Libiya?
    Or do they mean the Benghazi variant?
    Or unfrozen money that late ?


    Request for the procurement of essential medicines

    In response to the growing health crisis in Libya, the United Nations Sanctions Committee has approved the release of €100 million, from the Central Bank of Libya to WHO to ensure the provision of essential medicines, vaccines and medical supplies for the whole of the country.

    It is expected that the first tranche of supplies will cover 8 weeks of consumption.

    medical supplies for the whole of the country after the UN Sanctions Committee in mid-August released €100 million (US$142 million) from the Central Bank of Libya.

  17. August 18, 2011,The World Health Organization is rushing to secure medical supplies for Libya now that millions in Gadhafi's government assets can be used for urgent health needs.

    before august no injured people in west libiya?

    comment 1924: Kirsty Campbell of International Medical Corps tells the BBC it has been hard to treat those who are injured in Tripoli: "We managed to get a boat in from Misrata with some medical supplies two days ago, and I've just been down to the port now and had some doctors that came in from Malta.

    So at least there is some kind of supply chain, but I know that it has been very difficult."


  18. The colonel took care for the whole country as long as possible :


    A woman walks past a parked convoy of 18 trucks loaded with humanitarian aid bound for Benghazi, in the Tripoli suburb of Gaser Ben Ghisher March 1, 2011.


    Une vidéo filmée dans la salle d'opérations des rebelles lors du lancement de l'invasion de Tripoli. Un rebelle en contact avec l'Otan qui les aiguille sur les régions à bombarder.


    a vid filmed at the surgery room of the rebels just before the invasion of tripoli.

    A rebel has contact with Nato who he instructs which area's to bomb

  20. http://blogs.channel4.com/world-news-blog/the-fog-of-war-in-gaddafis-libya/16433

    Monday 13 June 2011 NATO confirmed that on Thursday they had hit what they called “El Maya camp”, a military installation. They said there was no record of attacks in the area on Saturday.

    It’s difficult untangling stories like this, let alone ascribing blame.

    Was the medical oxygen factory also being used for a military purpose?

    Or was it a near miss – NATO was aiming at the army camp, but hit the factory by mistake?



    TRIPOLI, Aug 12 (Reuters) - The impact of the West's two-pronged effort to oust Muammar Gaddafi was apparent this week in Tripoli, where doctors struggled to treat Libyans injured in recent NATO air strikes amid a deepening shortage of electricity and medical supplies.

    Hassan Moussa, senior doctor at Tripoli's Central Hospital, said physicians had been forced to improvise treatment for critically injured patients as supplies of oxygen and other necessities run short six months after the United Nations renewed sanctions on Libya.

    "We are physicians but we are unable to save people.

    Where is the oxygen? Where are the laboratory supplies, the electricity, the refrigeration?" he said. "We ask God to end this nightmare."

    Machines hummed in the hospital's critical care unit as doctors tended to patients they said were wounded in NATO airstrikes this week.

    Officials said one strike killed 85 people, including women and children, at a cluster of hamlets near where rebels are fighting to end Gaddafi's 41-year rule.


  21. 23 August 2011 :Karen Graham, a matron at the 11th of June Hospital:

    We do have generators, and in terms of supplies we are doing OK compared to a lot of the government hospitals, which ran out of the basics months ago.

    Last week they even ran out of oxygen.

    The local hospital, the central hospital, has got no scrub nurses.


    They're all Libyan, they're all scared to come to work, so they can't actually carry out any operations.

  22. Aug 22, 2011, Medical supplies in the hospitals have already been running quite short as a result of the sanctions.

    And now we can expect it to be much worse,'

    Jonathan Whittall, emergency coordinator for the group, told the German Press Agency dpa on the phone from the Libyan capital.

    'Now that there is fighting within Tripoli we can safely assume that the situation is even worse,' Whittall warned.


    August 26, 2011 Libya: MSF Expands Support to Tripoli Hospitals
    Over the past 48 hours, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has been continuing to assess medical facilities in Tripoli

    and has begun to provide medical support.

  23. http://greenblackandred.blogspot.nl/2011/10/libya-nato-bombed-oxygen-factory-in.html

    Sunday, October 2, 2011 Libya: NATO Bombed Oxygen factory in Sirte - Civiians Suffer

    After a visit by the Red Cross to Sirte, the dire situation for civilians in that besieged city is finally being reported.

    As Reuters says: in a rare brutally honest headline "Shortages "killing patients" in Libya siege hospital."

    Well, beyond NATO and the rebels cutting off fuel, food, water and electricity, the main hospital in the City lacks Oxygen, which is an essential part of almost any major surgery.

    Why is the City lacking Oxygen when it had a functioning Oxygen manufacturing plant within the city limits?

    Upon reading the report, I remembered that I thought I'd heard something about NATO bombing an Oxygen plant a few months ago.

    A bit of searching and indeed, here is the video evidence showing the destruction of what is very clearly an Oxygen plant. Check it out:

  24. Niz : medical violations :


    15 - Snipers on rooftop of tallest building at junction of Jraba Street and Ras Ahsan. Coordinates to the Location of Snipers in Benashour 32°52'12.28"N 13°12'22.36" E

    Niz Mhani had lived in Britain for ten years, becoming a successful dentist. But that didn't stop him travelling to Tripoli and playing an important role in Libya's revolution, as he tells Andrew Gilligan.

    Twitter Posts: Twitter / Margaret Coker:
    @Niz_FGM eid mubarak...
    Niz_FGM eid mubarak pal. why haven't you emailed me? feeling left out of the love. in tripoli til saturday.


  25. Niz :





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