The Tarhuna Holocaust

The Tarhuna Holocaust

December 27, 2021 - 14:30
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By Abdularazag Al-Dahesh, a Libyan journalist and writer

The Deputy head of the Presidential Council, Musa Al-Koni, did not open the Tarhuna file, but rather reopened a deep wound that had not been mended.

Every time there was new news about the discovery of another mass grave, like paying loans in installments.

Al-Koni put us in a photo of a retrospective, in which Libya is shown in a taxi, while a passenger asks: Have we arrived in Rwanda?

Nobody knows how many mass graves, nor how many victims? Because the truth is also buried in a mass grave, which is not the last.

The killers were not only in military uniforms, as many wore white rags, wiping knives with a handkerchief to ward off sedition.

As a result of this catastrophe, the victims died, suffocating our silence, our indifference, and even pretending to be in a deep sleep.

Thus we need the truth, and the whole truth, even if it is buried in Jupiter, and not the city of The Hague.

Justice is not revenge, tolerance is not impunity, and humanitarian issues are not the Joker in playing political cards.

We must track down the perpetrators of the Tarhuna Holocaust so that Tarhuna does not chase us, as the worst death is to live with a crisis of conscience.

Shall we take another flight back to Rwanda on the restorative justice boat, where there are no more serious and no victims?

The massacres and “Kill the Cockroaches” speech no longer have a place except as photographs in the Genocide Museum in the capital, Kigali.

 

Disclaimer:  The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Libya Observer