Inside The Saif House

March 15th, 2011 | people I know, researchmaterial

My friend Laurie Penny joins the Libyan exiles and activists who have taken over Saif al-Gaddafi’s London mansion:

We drink stewed tea from Saif’s best china and eat cheese sandwiches using his silver cutlery, while the young man, Abdulla, tells me about how his uncle was "disappeared" by Saif’s father. "In Libya, people disappear all the time. There was a prison massacre where 1,200 people died. They poured cement over the bodies." Abdulla nervously adjusts his glasses. "It’s important that people know we’re not creating a civil war for no reason."


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