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August 29th, 2011
06:09 PM ET

After the Rixos Hotel

After being held hostage for five days by Gadhafi gunmen in Tripoli's Rixos Hotel, Matthew Chance and producer Jomana Karadsheh were finally released, along with dozens of other international journalists.  After the team left the Rixos, they talked about their experiences inside.

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  1. Hammed

    There is no difference between Gadhafi and Saddam Husain, Gadhafi was actually at Rixos Hotel for five day and he used all the International Journalist to covered up! Saddam Hussain did thesame during the Iraq war. Hannibal's wife, Aline should not go unpunished, this wicked woman must be naked and parboiled before she died.

    August 30, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tran

      Eman, We are all very proud of you for standing up for what is right. You are a Hero and you slohud never have been treated in the fashion you were by those tyrants. Trust me in a few weeks Gadhafi and the rest of his tyrant crew will be answering for all the murders, raping, and injustices they have done to you and the rest of the innocent people that they have terrorized in Libya. Because of you they were exposed to the entire World now it up to the Rebel freedom Fighters to get the job done and NATO to help them finish the job.I hope that since Ibrahim Moussa Gadhafi's spoke person has threatened all of NATO and innocent people from their countries that the countries in NATO will take charge and finish them off once and for all.I was so relived to hear that you were safe and the Military Officer that defected that helped you deserves a medal for his bravery and intelligence as well as yourself. May you heal in the days ahead and remember you were never forgotten we were all watching you and hoping for your safety and ability to flee from Tripoli. You are a wonderful Lady and we all respect you and wish you the best in the future.

      March 24, 2012 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
      • Marcelo

        On est horrifie9 denavt un tel spectacle. Et ce n'est qu'une partie visible de ce que ce peuple libyen endure sous le re9gime -connu- sanguinaire de Kadhafi et ses milices criminelles depuis qu'ils tiennent toute une population en otage ! Il est vivement temps que ce pays retrouve sa liberte9 et ses droits. Je souhaite que les ONG et les organismes des droits de l'homme puissent instruire et poursuivre les responsables des se9vices encourues e0 cette dame denavt le TPI. La ve9rite9 remontera toujours e0 la surface et les crimes ne resteront pas impunis. Notre solidarite9 et notre compassion envers cette dame et certainement d'autres similaires inaudibles, ainsi qu'aux victimes libyennes sont sans appel ! Puisse Dieu re9tablir sa justice.

        May 12, 2012 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
        • Robert

          12:59 Rob Crilly tweets: “Lots of rebel topros and artilery moving up road to Ras Lanuf in direction of Sirte. Battle now looks like it’s at Bin Jawad. Anyway point is that there’s still a way to go in the east and the fall of Sirte.”need to move some type of force from the west juste enough to draw fire to engage nato The council may race towards Sirte from the east, but they have proven to be too political to be effective

          July 24, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
          • Medo

            Even as damning evendice of the Gaddafi regime’s unspeakable cruelty mounts against it—countless videos, photos and eyewitness accounts of citizens, journalists and others He meant videos like the one, where rebels shot pro-Gaddafi demonstration and Al-Jazeera removed frames with green flags and passed it as Gaddafi's crime? Yeah, truly a damning evendice . on the same channel that has repeatedly aired footage of Gaddafi promising to “cleanse” Benghazi of dissidents, house by house and closet by closet. And before this he asked those dissidents to lay down weapons to escape punishment. Oh wait, not so comfortable detail, isn't it? Journalists in Tripoli have been denied their freedom to report, restricted to the gilded prison walls of the Rixos Hotels, and forced, at times, to report the propaganda they are they fed by Musa Ibrahim, the Libyan regime’s snakelike spokesperson. Moreover, regime is so intent to hide their crimes that they asked UN observers to come many times Damn, looks stupid again. During that time he created and financed the Janjaweed, the brutal Sudanese militia who perpetrated the massacres in Darfur. While we at it, don't forget to attribute destroying of Hiroshima and invention of HIV to Gaddafi too. 2/3 of Libyans live on less than $2 a day “Boarding an aeroplane to visit your doctor is common practice among Libyans,”Either flights are really inexpensive in Libya or every poor Libyan has own aeroplane. I'm tired. Author doesn't even trying to lie with anything remotely resembling believability. Doctor Hebbels would be proud of him, but anybody else hardly.

            August 27, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  2. LamyClinala

    Lire le blog en entier, tres bon

    May 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Enrique

      At least they cant pretend not to know how the crotnuy is run which they have been quite good at over the years. Anyhow if it gets too tough for them in the Hotel they could always take one of the relief boats risking their lives going into Misrata and do some real reporting- haven't heard of any there for a long time!

      July 24, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |