Jess Hill (@jessradio), reporter from ABC Radio¶s
program (@amworldtodaypm), interviews µKordaba¶, amember of the opposition movement in Tripoli.
(Transcript is of full interview. Audio can be heard online at:http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2011/s3218354.htm)
Can you describe to me what daily life is like in Tripoli at the moment?
Tripoli suffering from Mr Gaddafi¶s army, and many, many people, about 25,000 person in jail right now, in prison. He took everybody from 15 years up to 40 years. He enforced themto fight with him. And if anybody refuse, they kill him immediately.
So is that« I¶m sorry, are you describing that that¶s a kind of conscription that Gaddafi has put in place?
Yeah, Gaddafi is enforcing everybody in Tripoli. If you refuse to fight with him, you will bekilled. And people every night, every night went to the street, and they want to express thatthey refuse him, they don¶t want him anymore, that they want their rights as a human being.But he answers us by bullets in chest and in heads every night, this is happened.
So there are protests happening every night in Tripoli?
Yeah, every night in Tripoli. And the NATO have the air planes flying on the Tripoli, andthey see everything. Each movement we do on the ground, they saw it. So they can confirmthis.
Can you tell me whereabouts in Tripoli these protests are happening?
Especially in Fashloom, in Fashloom, in Soug al Jumaa, and Tajoura. These are the threeareas starting the revolution in Tripoli. And most of people he took to the prisons are fromthese areas.I am a doctor. He gave us orders that we should not treat the revolutions, only we should treatthe army. They are militia, not army. We saw them, and we catch some of them, from Chad,from Niger, from Algeria, they are not even pure Libyans; they are from everywhere. Irefused these orders, and I joined the revolutions. So I was in street, and expressing that wewant free and our rights. He had snipers everywhere. I was shot on the fourth day of therevolution, about two months ago, more. I have a bullet in my chest.
Now in Tripoli, we have no communication, internet, we cannot connect with internet. Wecan¶t put these videos online.
ut are you taking videos?
Yeah, we took videos for everything. For the people who burned the embassies in Tripoli,American embassy, British embassy; the home of the Ambassador of England, everythinghappened in Tripoli we have photos and video for it.