So, creating a new repository by doing an import from a gitlab server.
Network connection dies after 15 hours of the import being attempted.
(note that the repo is about 1 gig in size, but even so, I was not expecting 15 hours)
Now the repo in bitbucket is unreachable.
nousapps/nousgoals-mobile is the repo location.
I created a new repo (nousgoals/nousgoals-mob) from my computer's copy of the repo, and it took about 3 hours... so there was no reason that it should have been taking 15 hours.
But in any case: there should be a tool to KILL completely a stuck or broken repo.