Do you remember this picture from Beirut last night? Many people tried spread rumors that it was fake. Well its one of the most real things that happened. In this thread I share 12 short videos documenting the testimony of one of the men. #Lebanon #LebanonProtests
"I was arrested, they tied my hands to my back. They tied my hands really tight, do you know how they made sure to tie them tight? The guy would put his foot on my back and would push forward-like that" - He was among the men who were arrested lastnight @hrw @amnesty #Lebanon
"You can still see the marks on my wrists, it was so tight, it was so tight .. our faces to the ground, and then they took us to a car that looked like a box, so that they transfer us, the car really looked like a box" #Lebanon @hrw @amnesty
"The van they transferred us in barely for the 40 men arrested - it had no windows, only two seats on both ends. Size wise it was not even as half as this room is, smaller." #Lebanon @hrw @amnesty
"So when we go into the van, some of the men managed to sit, while the rest including me had to stand as the bus moved, with our hands tied to our backs, we could barely balance ourselves, do you know how he was driving?! Like crazy, making fast turns" #Lebanon @hrw @amnesty
"The driver was driving like crazy making these fast U turns - we were literally falling on top of one another an shouting in pain, because we were beaten up before being arrested, most of us were injured and we could not hold on to anything" #Lebanon @hrw @amnesty
"I swear to you that I still can't feel my fingers well. I kept on moving them and tried to move my hands as I was tied, but couldn't. The only thing I kept thinking of was that I don't want to lose my fingers because then I would lose my job" #Lebanon @hrw @amnesty
"I was panicking. Knowing that I did not participate in the riot, I tried to explain to them that I have contacts, I should call someone, I should inform someone that I'm arrested, I even know people who might help .. but the police was not cooperating" #Lebanon
"We arrived to the Police station in Sakanit al-helo. No one would understand how much my hands hurt in that van. When we got out to the station I started seeing -human familiar faces- different then those who had arrested us. I started breathing" #Lebanon @hrw @amnesty
"I truly felt that the police officers in that police station understood what we went through and were sympathizing with us. They were in a rush to untie our hands. They saw that many of us were bleeding. They treated us differently than the riot police" #Lebanon @hrw @amnesty
"Police officers in that station were extremely caring and nice and respectful to us. They just wanted to make the procedures happen. I could not believe that these were police officers & that the ones who arrested us and beat us were also police officers" #Lebanon @hrw @amnesty
"The riot police officers who brought us in after arresting and beating us up should not be apart of neither the Police nor the ISF in #Lebanon - we should not be paying their income as citizens because the way they treated us was so insulting and violent" @hrw @amnesty
Needless to say, I have the original unfiltered videos of this talk and he is willing to share his testimony and his personal information with relevant human rights organizations. @hrw @amnesty @MSF… #LebanonProtests
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