“I had been in Libya for seven years. Things were going well initially but then they started to get worse. I was abducted by the Asma Boys and held hostage for more than a month. The conditions were horrible. These men would beat me daily and violently in front of everyone. At times someone would die from the beatings or the conditions in which we were kept. I saw several people die before my eyes. The thing that hurts me the most from those years is what they to us said as we were climbing into the boats. They said “leave and die”. They wanted us dead for no reason”.
This testimony was gathered at the Pozzallo Hotspot.