[ View the story "Two teen activists gunned down in Libya" on Storify] Two teen activists gunned down in Libya Youth leaders among a string of targeted killings in Benghazi.
The Stream· Mon, Sep 22 2014 17:30:57
In an article
not long before his death, Bensaud was quoted saying:
“A military movement alone can’t solve the crisis; there must a civil movement that works parallel to it. If youth are given a chance, they can find a peaceful solution. My message to Libya’s youth is, you are powerful and you can make change. You just need to take the opportunity and act.”lyvoices.org
Twitter was filled with tributes to the young activists.
A friend remembers a "cheerful, passionate" Libya activist by RFIThere has been an outpouring of grief in Benghazi after the assassination of nine Libyan rights activists and army officers. The victims include Tawfik Bensaud, a 20-year-old youth activist, blogger and RFI contributor who had chronicled his city's descent into chaos. Aladdin Attiga, one of his friends, says it's a dark hour for Libya.
Tawfik BenSaud, a young Libyan activist assassinated in #Benghazi for speaking out. @TBensaud via @Jazmania89 #Libya
"Peace" was their message. All they wanted was to live in peace in their own country. @TBensaud #TawfikBensaud #Libya
“Smile, you are in #Benghazi.” He was just a kid- and today they killed him. RIP @TBensaud #Libya
@ALIUF: Tawfik Bensaud is a composed young Libyan that wasn't over 20 years-old, he dreamt for a free Libya that is safe and peaceful. Assassinated by the hands of terrorists in Benghazi.
#توفيق_بن_سعود شاب مدون ليبي لم يتجاوز العشرين يحلم بوطنه #ليبيا حرا يسوده الامن والسلام ، اغتالته يد الارهاب في بنغازي @TBensaudعلي أغ محمد
Where an 18 year old has the ability to threaten armed groups With only his tongue. You died a hero. @TBensaudMariam Alkh
I was never prepared for you to leave.. It's just too soon for you to leave, Tawfik! @TBensaud you'll always be in my mind and heart! Tesho
In Loving Memory of Tawfik Bensaud and Sami El-Kawafi. @TBensaud @sami_Elkawafi
#Libya #BenghaziFadwa فدوى
PART 2 - John Loughton memory speech for Tawfik Bensaud in Londonrwwj6IFS5WSe_LDtwIugBA
@monybenzablah: Benghazi is crying.
#توفيق_بن_سعود #سامي_الكوافي بنغازي تبكيمنتظره
Sami Elkawafi (@sami_Elkawafi), bright activist of #Benghazi, also assassinated tonight, also gone too soon #libya
Sami Elkawafi helping Tawergha IDP kids with their reading. Who would want 2 kill such a sweet kid? #truelibyanhero
Many were left with questions about why Bensaud and El-Kawafi were targets.
Why r ppl threaten by 2 youth activists armed w/ pens&keyboards? That's the Qs ask over senseless killing #Benghazi
They're targeting the youth cause they know they are Libya's future. They're afraid the youth will take power from them. #Libya #BenghaziFadwa فدوى
Victims ranging from army officers & Imams to men & women to elderly & youth- what kind of murderous monster are we up against in #Benghazi?Hanan Ghosheh
At least 10 people were gunned down in a string of targeted killings in the span of 24 hours. No one has claimed responsibility over the deaths. Below is a list of names the Libyan Youth Movement says were targeted.
List of assassinations and attempts in #Benghazi today- civil society, former military, & #Libya targeted. RT
@MiriamAlOmami: In the words of the martyr Abdul-salam Al-Musmari Libya and Benghazi, even with the long struggle, will be a place of peace.
كيف ما قال شهيد الكلمة عبدالسلام المسماري لابد من ليبيا وان طال النضال لابد من بنغازي مدينة سلام