After a video showing a slave auction in Libya was posted online by American media CNN on November 14, 2017, Libya was forced to confront the shameful, violent practices going on in the country. Our Observer, a Guinean man who has now returned to live in Conakry, Guinea, told us about his ordeal in 2016.

In this week’s Observers show, he describes the nightmare he lived through. But he has not given up the idea of trying the dangerous journey again.