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Rising from the shadows of Abu Salim Prison

Headline Title:  Rising from the shadows of Abu Salim Prison 26 June 2014 Ali al-Akermi spent nearly 30 years as a prisoner of conscience in Libya under Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi, including 18 years at the notorious Abu Salim Prison where he endured years of torture and other ill-treatment.  In 1973, Ali al-Akermi was a 22-year-old political activist in Libya with his whole life ahead of him.  On the evening of 15 April that year, Colonel Mu’ammar al-Gaddafi addressed the nation in a historic speech at Zuwara, a coastal town located west of Tripoli, announcing…

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