Monday, September 26, 2011
MASS GRAVE IN LIBYA
In April 2004, Gaddafi publicly acknowledged that, in 1996, killings had taken place in Tripoli's Abu Salim prison.
The Gaddafi government said that the killings took place during a battle between prison guards and al Qaeda's Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.
Around 200 guards were killed.
Human Rights Watch, said to be linked to the CIA, claims that 1,270 prisoners were killed.
However, this estimate is based on the account of a single former inmate. 
Now the BBC claims to have found the bones of people killed at Abu Salim prison.
But, "No excavation has taken place at the site."
And, "Members of the media were shown bones at the site, but medics with CNN staffers on the scene said the bones did not appear to be human."
On 25 September 2011, at empirestrikesblack, we learn how the BBC apparently spun a story about a mass grave in Libya.
According to the BBC:
A mass grave believed to contain up to 1,270 bodies has been found in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, says the National Transitional Council (NTC).
The remains are thought to be those of inmates who were killed by security forces in 1996 in the Abu Salim prison.
Excavation at the site is expected to start soon.
Posted by Anon at 7:33 PM