F., 23 years old, Nigeria

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9 November 2017

I arrived Libya 6 months ago and was immediately taken to jail. I ran away from my country because life was too dangerous there, but Libya was even more dangerous. They raped me immediately and brought me to jail. I do not know where the prison was, I did not even have time to figure out where I was. I was in jail just before I managed to embark and it has been terrible. We had nothing to eat, they only gave us a piece of bread and little water and we had to work all day, without rest. I have been treated so badly. Most of the time, they would beat me with their hands or with their sticks. They beat me on my knees, I thought that my knees would not have resisted, that they would be broken. Now I feel so much pain, whether I stand still or if I walk; and I do not know if these scars will ever disappear. Sometimes they tortured me with electricity, always on my legs, which left more scars on my body. I still can hear their shooting and yelling, whether I am awake or asleep.

This testimony was gathered at the Pozzallo Hotspot on October 16th 2017

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