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  • More Faces of Freedom Fighters in Gaddafi’s war on his people @wheelertweets
    The battle for Free Libya rages. These are more faces of the young men who are giving everything to make a new country of hope. American James Wheeler is there, in the hospitals of Tunis with them, recording their stories via twitter. Please see the many articles posted on sandraoffthestrip which recount the heroic stories of the bravery and sacrifice of these Libyan Lions....
    by at July 16th, 2011 at 06:07 pm
  • Ali, legs lost in Misrata, waited 27 days to sail in fishing boat to Tunis hospital @wheelertweets
    Meet Ali, an inspirational son of Libya July 14. Tunis hospital. Meet Ali, an inspirational son of Free Libya.  He’s a Misrata freedom fighter hit by a Gaddafi Grad on May 13. Both legs amputated. Ali said the Grad exploded at his feet and the blast threw him 10 meters away. One of his comrades was literally cut in half.  He waited 27 days to get...
    by at July 16th, 2011 at 02:07 pm
  • Conditions in Tunis Hospital for Libyan FFs by @WheelerTweets
    Live 3am. 1st floor of this private hospital in Tunis where many Libya FFs are patients. Raw sewage everywhere. Bad Live (3 am): 1st floor of this private hospital in Tunis where many Libyan FFs are patients. Raw sewage everywhere. Bad. Some injured FFs I know from Misrata, Zintan and Kikla are on this floor. I’ve been staying nearby recently, since returning from...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
  • Récits de tortures et de viols dans la prison libyenne Abu Salim par @WheelerTweets
    Libya Moyen Orient et Afrique du Nord / WheelerTweets / 12 juillet 2011  Traduite par Isabelle Madesclaire @IsaMadesclaire Cet homme a été torturé dans une prison de Tripoli pendant 84 jours. Cet homme a été torturé dans une prison de Tripoli pendant 84 jours. Electrocuté dans l’aine. Des crosses de fusils pressées à fond sur l’estomac....
    by at July 13th, 2011 at 03:07 pm
  • Tales of torture and rape in Libyan prison Abu Salim – from @WheelerTweets
    This man was tortured in prison in Tripoli for 84 days. This man was tortured in prison in Tripoli for 84 days. Electrocuted in his groin. Gun shafts twisted in his stomach. Burned with cigarettes. Beaten. Ligaments crushed. The list goes on. Too much for Twitter… Can’t show his face or disclose his name. He still has family at risk in Tripoli. For...
    by at July 12th, 2011 at 09:07 am
  • @WheelerTweets “Freedom Fighter Stories” from Tunis hospitals – tales of bravery and no money
    3 Guys from Kikla at a tunis hospital. Rida (far right) says the pain is gone when I'm there. That's me, James Wheeler, the guy with the camera. Many of the freedom fighters are in a long-term care facility in Tunis. Libyan FFs here are the most forgotten of all. Lights are turned off to save electricity (expensive in Tunisia). Untended cleaning carts litter the...
    by at July 11th, 2011 at 12:07 pm
  • Brave Faces in Gaddafi’s war on his own people @WheelerTweets
    Mohammed 9 yrs old hit by Gaddafi Grad This is Mohammed. 9 yrs old. He was hit by a Gaddafi Grad while playing outside his house at 5 pm on June 5 in Zintan Libya. His left hand and two toes were ripped off in the blast. His face was pummeled. A piece of shrapnel remains in his eye. I’ll never forget the way Mohammed looks at his left arm and feels it with...
    by at July 6th, 2011 at 10:07 am