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  • Detainees killed by colonial Moammar Qaddafi's forces.

  • They had opposed his regime.

  • 50 people were shot on.

  • Their bodies were burned.

  • I narrowly escaped the same fate.

  • I have been locked up in this place along with two BBC colleagues.

  • Good evening.

  • BBC team in Libya have been jailed and subjected to beatings and mock executions.

  • Way were held in a secret prison on a military base.

  • It was run by.

  • Qaddafi's son.

  • Feels fighting broke out on Six months later, Gadhafi had been beaten back to his hometown, sir.

  • After a month of fighting, his convoy was hit by NATO jets.

  • He was captured alive but was later killed in murky, chaotic circumstances.

  • In the 10 years since, I've been back to Libya many times on watch with her.

  • As the country has fallen apart, the rebels split into many factions.

  • On the most organized off.

  • These were the Islamists.

  • It's very sad to look back now.

  • Ian Martin was the U.

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  • Envoy to the new Libya.

  • The legacy of Gaddafi was even worse than any of us realized.

  • The divisions that he had played upon to maintain his own power.

  • But I think the biggest problem.

  • The one that has haunted Libya ever since was the inability to deal with the armed groups and the fragmentation in the security sector.

  • One off these groups attacked the American consulate in Benghazi, killing the ambassador on three U.

  • S citizens.

  • By 2013, Tripoli was under the control of Islamists on other militias.

  • They imposed a low excluding anyone associated with the Gadhafi regime from taking part in the new political scene.

  • It was a turning point.

  • Libyans who felt excluded united behind the new leader, General Khalifa Haftar.

  • I spoke to him in 2015, just before he formed the Libyan National Army.

  • He took control of eastern Libya on started fighting the extremists in 2019.

  • At talks in Morocco, the various factions signed a political agreement to form a new government.

  • Yeah, but four years later, General Haftar launched an offensive to take Tripoli, displacing hundreds of thousands of civilians.

  • The country descended into full civil war, which rate for over a year.

  • A ceasefire was agreed in Geneva.

  • In October, Libya writer Jim Abu Clip was imprisoned for 10 years by the Qaddafi regime.

  • He has followed the chaos and bloodshed from London I asked him if the toppling of Qaddafi was worth the heavy price his country has paid on a e was damaged by al Qaddafi's regime.

  • I couldn't see an end.

  • People were hopeless under his rule.

  • Despite the current chaos, there's still some hope that we'll get to a reconciliation soon.

  • 10 years on from the uprising, elections are promised for later this year.

  • Many hope that Libya can finally find peace.

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Libya’s uprising ten years on - BBC News

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/23
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