Yesterday the 10th of August 2011 my mother-in-law and I went to visit Mohamed. He explained to us that as a result of complaining about the noisy old refrigerator in his room, he was removed from his cell, a man was brought in, Mohamed’s eyes were blindfolded, and his hands handcuffed behind his back, and knocked to the floor. He was then beaten, kicked, stood on. He was told that he should think about the consequences before he complains about something again.
Unfortunately I was unable to say much to him on hearing his story. I cried and cried and managed to tell him to have “sabr”. He didnt even manage to smile to his children. He seemed to be somewhat in shock. He showed absolutely no emotion, he was cold and sad. He gave us the name of the man responsible for the beating, and said that this same man was responsible for the torture in May and June.
His name is Younes Bouazizi, and please dear sisters, my husband has asked me to make this name known to the world.
Jasakum Allahu Khairan
- Wife of Mohamed Al Haajib