No Title for a Sonless Father

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Derico Cooper

Meet Mr. Al Faitouri Bouras Al Werfalli, the father of one of the 1270 inmates murdered in Abu Salim maximum-security prison in southern Tripoli in 1996. From 1996 until 2008, when Mr. Al Faitouri Bouras Al Werfalli was unaware of his sons death.This was because Gaddafi's forces refused to release any information about the inmates being held at Abu Salim. Mr. Al Faitouri Bouras Al Werfalli's tragic story is not an uncommon one. Behind him are posters, banners and photos of the other 1269 victims of mass murder. I can only imagine what stories the other 1269 families might have to share...

Location: Benghazi, Libya 2011


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