It wasn’t supposed to be like this in free Benghazi

Many residents are now too frightened to drive through the dark streets at night, fearing a shakedown or worse at the proliferating checkpoints.

“If they don’t know who you are, and are in their part of town, and you have a nice car, then they are going to think you are a car thief or they say you are with Gaddafi,” said one driver who now stays close to home after dark.

Libyan rebels accused of targeting blacks

Across eastern Libya, rebel fighters and their supporters are detaining, intimidating and frequently beating African immigrants and black Libyans, accusing them of fighting as mercenaries on behalf of Kadafi, witnesses and human rights workers say.

In a rebel prison, any African is a mercenary

In one case, he said, an elderly man from Gambia told him that three young rebels broke into his house, raped his young wife, and beat him unconscious. He was jailed, with severe head injuries.

During a visit to the same prison on Monday, rebels told The Globe and Mail that the elderly man had been transferred to another facility.

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