“Dr M – the plastic bullet doctor” was a Doctor working in Az Zaiwyah Hospital, and became famous for anonymously speaking to the international media exposing the brutal crackdown of Gaddafi’s forces during the long and bloody weekend of March 4 – March 7 2011. Zawiyah on the outskirts of Tripoli, was just 15 km from the feared and loathed Khamis Brigade headquarters. It was said that Khamis Gaddafi himself was personally in charge of the brutal assault on Zawiyah, including the attack on the mosque in Martyr Square, which resulted in the mosque being razed to the ground. Dr Mohamed Murabit – “Dr M” and his son Ferras - who was himself attempting to march from Zawiyah to Tripoli show us the site of the attack and take us to Zawiyah hospital and Martyr Square where an estimated 600 people are believed to have been killed by the Gaddafi Regime in Zawiyah alone. Part of the Tripoli Underground series for The Guardian. Filmed, Directed, Produced and Edited by Sharron Ward. guardian.co.uk/world/series/tripoli-underground
With special thanks for exclusive footage of Zawiyah by Sky News/Martin Smith.