Talking With Libya's Prisoners

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A senior human rights official says there's a risk of serious abuses occurring when Sirte and Bani Walid-- the last strongholds of ousted Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi-- fall to revolutionary forces.

Mona Rishmawi, who recently visited Libya as part of a U.N. delegation says the transitional government is trying to ensure the rights of captured Gadhafi fighters are protected, but she also warns that "the system that is currently in place is not adequate."

Amnesty International says that some of the estimated 7,000 captured Gadhafi soldiers and suspected loyalists are being tortured into making confessions and the group has expressed concern about arbitrary detentions.

The BBC's Caroline Hawley visited a jail in Tripoli where she spoke with Gadhafi loyalists who were imprisoned there.

This segment aired on October 14, 2011.


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