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Libyan prison massacre

In 1996 over a thousand prisoners were killed at a jail in Tripoli.

Many people see the killings as the spark that eventually led to the uprising against Colonel Gaddafi's government.

In 1996 over a thousand prisoners were killed at Abu Salim jail in Tripoli.

Many people see the killings as the spark that eventually led to the uprising against Colonel Gaddafi's government.

When protestors first went on the streets of Benghazi in February this year it was to demonstrate against the arrest of a lawyer who was investigating the killings.

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