Push arrogance off the earth

He’s a doctor. He took a foreign job to help people. He lived for two years in filth with only salty water to drink, sharing a cell measuring 1.9m (6ft) by 1.7m (5.5ft) by 3m (9.8ft) with up to eight people at a time. He was beaten up by guards, and had four teeth knocked out when investigators attacked him with clubs.

“I could not lie down to sleep for two years – I could only sit. You cannot imagine it. In the summer it got so hot, people were passing out.”

But that was nothing compared to the electric shocks given to the nurses, he says.

“They tortured and treated them like animals – in fact, you would not treat animals like that.”

Far away from Benghazi