'The Gaddafi regime not only repressed my people, the Amazigh, our culture and way of life but criminalized speaking the Tamazight language in public and forbade it from being taught in schools. Growing up speaking a banned language meant learning how to fight for my own freedom of speech from a very young age. It is, therefore, no small achievement that I address you today. Let these efforts not be in vain."
(Photo: Gabrielle Belli)