Gaddafi’s woman bodyguard goes on to narrate in the interview that on the day she was captured, at least 15 soldiers belonging to the Khamis Brigade were shot in cold blood. “They killed those kids (young men) in front of me and they also killed some women seated next to me,” she says. She revealed that in Misrata and in Tripoli members of the press including those from the foreign media ordered them to say what they wanted to hear. “We were forced to say what they wanted or we were going to be tortured and the journalists were threatening us to get the story they wanted,” she says. She adds that during her time in detention, she and other Peoples Guard women kept their spirits up by singing and shouting some of the slogans in Gaddafi’s Green Book. They did this till the next day when the tortures would once again be continued.
The woman says on the day she was captured, she had been with a group of at least 30 other women bodyguards of the Peoples Guard. Another 10 women who had joined the Peoples Guard but were foreigners had also been captured and taken to a different place. “First they took us to Maitiga (a big military place near Tripoli airport. “The rats had turned this into a concentration camp,” she said, using the term ‘rats’ that Gaddafi often used to describe the Libyan rebels that overthrew him.
During one bout of torture, the woman bodyguard says her captors brought a man who had been a volunteer in the Peoples Guard. They lit a stove and started cooking a casserole of water till it boiled. “They brought the man when he was still alive and put him into the boiling pot of water in front of all the captured girls and boiled him alive. “They were threatening us that we would have the same fate if we did not speak,” she said.
During her incarceration, the woman says she witnessed other women having their breasts cut off by the NTC while they were still alive. Other acts of beastly torture included raping girls in front of others, tearing out a person’s heart from the chest of a still alive prisoner and decapitating prisoners openly.
A Libyan opposition group calling itself Libya S.O.S. that is looking after escaped former Libyan soldiers and distributing the interviews from such escapees, has blamed Western intelligence agencies for adopting methods of torture employed by Nazis and the Third Reich and developing them for use with captured prisoners in Libya and Afghanistan. “They have been applying this savagery against free people around the world. Libya is currently a victim of such tortures,” the group claims.