Tawfik Bensaud

Tawfik Bensaud was a young activist, reporter and blogger of 18 years old. He was also a member of the Committee of Supporting Women in decision making, a member of Bokra Youth Organization, a member in Benghazi El Kher project and also a member of the Libyan debates club to name those few. All those organizations in which Bensaud participated, made him an experienced and talented person despite his young age.

During his career, Tawfik Bensaud participated a lot in the defence of the Libyan rights, specially in the life of the youth. In fact, according to Amira El-Houderi, Bensaud is the example and the inspiration of  Libyan youth. She saw in him, a charismatic leader capable to transform life without violence.

For her, she had learned three lessons from the leader”Persuade without power, transform your beliefs into action, embrace your fear as your best friend” (Amira El-Houderi).

Certainly, his fairness and peaceful fight for a Libya free from violence and terrorism will stay forever in the history.


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Region:MENA

Country:Libya

Department/Province/State:Benghazi

Nickname:no information

Sex1:Male

Age:18

Date of Killing:19/09/2014

Previous Threats:Yes

Type of Work:Social protester

Organisation:Presentator of a program called Ishah Bi Jawuha

Sector or Type of Rights the HRD Worked On:Civil and Political Rights

Sector Detail:Freedom of Expression

More information:Front Line Defenders

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