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Gaddafi’s Death "Obscure” According to UN

Translated Wednesday 26 October 2011, by Harvetta and reviewed by Harvetta

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has called for the opening of an investigation into the death of Muammar Gaddafi under circumstances that are controversial, to say the least.

“The circumstances of his death are still unclear. An investigation is necessary,” stated the spokesman for the High Commissioner, Rupert Colville, at a press conference in Geneva. Since last night, many videos and photos show that the ex-dictator was in fact captured alive and was clearly shaken. It is confirmed by testimony from several combatants of the NTC who arrived at the location right after the NATO bombing, while Gaddafi, who had leg injuries, took refuge in a drainage tunnel. Then, the fatal wound was inflicted. A physician who asserts that he was able to examine the body assures that Gaddafi was mortally wounded by a bullet in the intestines after he was captured. “Then, he was shot a second time in the head. The bullet went through his skull.”

“I do not believe he was lynched,” Mansour Saïf-al-Nasr, emissary of the NTC in France stated this Friday morning on Europe 1. Neverthless, he announced that an investigative commission was to be created to determine the exact circumstances of the dicatator’s death. Alain Juppé also remains careful: “There was a NATO intervention to stop a column of armoured tanks leaving Syrte. Did this intervention lead to the death of Gaddafi? It appears it did not, that he was then captured by the forces of the National Transitional Council, but we have to wait for very accurate factual information about the way things happened.”

The brutal death of the dicatator, in any case, makes it possible to avoid a long trial, which might have revealed information that would have caused trouble for some western countries. And which would have kept the country divided. The NTC, in addition, decided to postpone the burial because the only problem is the funeral: where it will take place and what type of funeral ceremony…


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