I have a feeling the video will be taken down so wrote everything he said word for word.

This man, Bouquet Ismael, was sold as a slave in Libya for $270 but he managed to escape and is now sharing his story. He started by informing us that slave trade began in 2012, which is shortly after Gaddafi was killed. He shared some of the gruesome truths about the Libyan slave trade. Things we only thought happened four centuries ago are now happening to our Libyan brothers and sisters.

I created a transcript in anticipation of his video being removed for the internet:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqQEI_DyeWU]

“You may have seen the videos of black people being sold but that’s too late. You have only seen videos from 2017. What happened to the videos from 2013, 2012, 2014? They’re not showing you that. Blacks being sold is hurtful, that’s true but believe me there’s worse.

If I tell you there’s worse than that, that’s because I have been sold. I know what Libya is because I made it out of Libya. I spent a lot of time in Libya. I know Libya like the back of my hand. I was sold for $270. In a place called Sabha that many know. I worked for 6 months on a plantation, by God’s grace I was able to escape but it wasn’t over. I escaped one hell hole to embrace another worse one. I fled Sabha to Bangali. I was kidnapped by a group of rebels. The rebel leader was Abdul Karim. All who have been through Bangali know this man. This man has over 350 African women in captivity at this very moment. The men I can’t even count. The whip was an everyday thing. The electric wire on your body. We were over 1000 people in Abdoul Karim captivity. By God’s grace I escaped alone in 2016. When I escaped, I couldn’t help my brothers that were still locked up. I can’t complain to anyone because everyone is in the same migrant trade.

When NGO’s come visit blacks in prisons they dress you up in Adidas outfits. To give you the impression that you’re doing well in prison. There’s not one migrant that’s going to speak or else it’s your death. They come under the pretext of deporting you but they will never deport. There is a business between NGO’s and Libya. It’s a very easy game. The Libyan Navy that’s suppose to support you and show you hospitality by deporting you to your respective countries, that same Libyan Navy, rescues you at sea just to resale you to other rebels. They torture you and force family to send them money.

I was in Libya five times. Why? Because if you’re caught while crossing the Mediterranean Sea it’s the beginning of your worse nightmare. You don’t even have enough to eat. You go out to find something you’re kidnapped. It’s not easy! It’s the only country World that every Friday they sell weapons on the sidewalk Kalashnikovs are sold for less than a dollar, only in Libya. The young girls. If you see our African sisters in Libya. The way that they’re being tortured! In the prison in raskah, they make the men take off your clothes, they force you to sleep with your own brother! Your friend that you eat together you have to sleep with him. If you don’t do it my brother, they break your legs with weapons.

Our African leaders you stay quiet with your mouth closed. That little video from cnn that you saw, that is painful. It’s turning the world upside down. If they show you the actual reality, it could set off a Third World War. But we didn’t have phones at that time to film what was happening. There’s worse than selling blacks in Libya. There’s much worse! There’s much much worse than that! When I say much worse, believe me. I experienced Libya from the entrance to exit. Time is of the essence we don’t even have a second to waste.

Libyans have private prisons. Meaning every Libyan built his own private prison. He can catch 15-20-40 migrants depending on how big his house is. Locks you up and forces you to pay. We don’t talk about (the) people who are being kidnapped and held in private prisons.

The Libyan state prisons, financed by Europe to stop migration of African in Europe. The same people catch migrants in Mediterranean Sea are the same people that resell them to rebels and submit them to slavery like you’ve seen. Make them work hard! Many Africans died! When Africans die at sea their corpse wash up on the shore in Souara. The city where I was living. No one is filming this. Here’s a very simple example, when they send 15 – 20 boats in Mediterranean Sea there might be 7 boats that make it. What happened to the other boats? They all drowned! One boats holds 120 migrants at one time. Imagine if 15 oats were sent out and only 7 make it, meaning 8 drown at sea. If you multiply 120 migrants boats it equals a lot of dead blacks. You know how that happens? You’ve never heard of African cemeteries and Libya, you never ask about corpses of Africans that drowned in the Mediterranean. You’ve never understood the system. We pick up the blacks. It’s thousands of dead corpses, we dig a big hole, we dump the corpses inside the hole. We never cover the hole with dirt. Just to make the Africans believe that they were buried. It’s not done! That’s when the organ trafficking starts.

That’s what it’s all about, organ trafficking! They remove the essential organs before filling the hole. I know what I’m talking about. I’m not talking just to talk. I’m talking about what I experienced. What I saw with my own eyes. They decapitate the African bodies. They take the organs I need to see you to the Westerners. There are American and French boats on sea under the pretext of extracting oil.

It’s all business. It’s not oil. When you hear that there are four or 25 boats that sank at sea, what do you think happened to the bodies? No one was talking about that. There are millions of Africans who died in Libya. Some families think that their kids made it to Europe but it’s not so. You can’t even tell the family because you will break their hearts. I’m from Cameroon, I lost a lot of my friends. As I speak right now, many are still in jails. Jails that even African presidents can’t find because they’re underground. You need someone who knows the territory to expose these prisons. I can’t cry anymore I’m tired of crying. We saw too many corpses. We thank all of you for the huge protest that you did for us today. It’s truly heartfelt. African leaders, if you come, if you don’t come, you’ve already exposed your guilt! But our brothers’ manifestations give us hope to escape the hell we are facing. God always has the last word, I thank you.”

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