Sunday, October 23, 2011

Un Calls for investigation into the death of Muammar Gaddafi

United Nations, the Red Cross, and US have called Amnesty International, International Committee of Red Cross for a full investigation into the death of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi amid concerns that he may have been executed, which is a war crime under international law.

Images filmed on mobile phones before and after Gaddafi's death showed him wounded and bloodied but clearly alive after his capture in his hometown of Sirte, and then dead amidst a jostling crowd of anti-Gaddafi fighters.

U.N. Human Rights spokesman Rupert Colville told Reuters Television that if you take these two videos together, they are rather disturbing because you see someone who has been captured alive and then you see the same person dead. So that's something that an investigation needs to look into.

With suggestions, including from Russia that the deposed dictator may have been summarily executed after his capture on Thursday, Moscow and Amnesty International called for an investigation.Meanwhile, the authorities in Libya are due to carry out a post mortem on the former leader Col. Gaddafi today to determine exactly how he died.

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