Voices from Libya: “It's a massacre” (Audio)

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.

As the scale of atrocities carried out by the Libya's government's against protesters begins to mount, people around the world have been clamoring for reliable information. It's very difficulty in a country where foreign media has found it hard to penetrate and the government has attempted to restrict service to the internet and cell phones.

Yet, the online group feb17voices has begun interviewing and collecting audio testimonies of people throughout Libya. This is the same group behind the jan25voices during the demonstrations that toppled Egypt's long-serving president Honsi Mubarek. What feb17voices has created is a very personal and immediate perspective of the protests and how people are dealing with the chaos and violence. Here is a sampling of feb17voices from the group's channel on the audioBoo website.

This man speculates on whether members of the Libyan military or mercenaries were shooting at protesters.

This person speaks about the alleged militias from sub-Saharan African countries who were brought to Tripoli and are attacking people like guerrillas.

A person from Misrata, 200 kilometers east of Tripoli, describes the protests taking place after a funeral where demonstrators were fired on by police, who killed one person and severally wounding six others

A man from Benghazi talking about the damage near Benghazi police department, which is like a war zone.

A woman from the Tipoli area reported heavy protests in districts of the capitol city, where snipers were shooting at protesters and the police making many arrests in Tajura.

A person from Benghazi describing the Saturday, February 19 fight between protesters and soldiers and mercenaries.

This post is part of our special coverage Libya Uprising 2011.


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  • benina

    this last man is correct about the mercenaries coming to Benghazi by plane. I witnessed this plane attempt to land at Benina and heavy gunfire prevented it landing.Already 3 planes had arrive before this with mercenaries.Then freedom fighters took heavy equipment and parked on both runways to prevent further landings.This is why Benina airport was closed till the no fly.So good job guys!

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