The family of the Palestinian trainee doctor, imprisoned in Libya along with the Bulgarian nurses, watched his arrival in Sofia, on Euronews, from their home in Woerden, Holland. Ashraf Ahmed Joma was working at the paediatric hospital in Benghazi when he was arrested in 1999. His father said he didn’t know where his son was being held for the first 10 months. When the family was eventually able to visit him they didn’t recognise him. Ashraf told his family he had been beaten repeatedly during his detention and given electric shocks.