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Libya to try Gaddafi killers

2011-10-27 16:02

Benghazi - Libya's new rulers said on Thursday they would prosecute the killers of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi following the international outcry over the circumstances of his death.

"With regards to Gaddafi, we do not wait for anybody to tell us," NTC vice chairperson Abdel Hafiz Ghoga said.

"We had already launched an investigation. We have issued a code of ethics in handling of prisoners of war. I am sure that was an individual act and not an act of revolutionaries or the national army," the top interim official said.

"Whoever is responsible for that [Gaddafi’s killing] will be judged and given a fair trial."

Comments
  • Mpho - 2011-10-27 16:20

    In the face of internation pressure someone had to be the fall guy! Politics is so fickle! The real attention has been shifted from whence it belongs - NATO, the US, and their involvement!

      Deon - 2011-10-27 16:28

      Nato stopped him from fleeing but did not kill him. He was killed by the locals. The heading is wrong.

      Barry - 2011-10-29 21:11

      The heading should read " USA and NATO decide that Libya should try Gaddafi killers "

      Amos - 2011-10-30 11:27

      Why did Nato attack Gadafi's convoy whilst it was flying the white flag?

  • Steven - 2011-10-27 16:37

    Madness..Why put them on trail? They are heroes to the rest of us who live under a dictatorship. Free Africa from its tyrants!!

      Julie - 2011-10-27 16:54

      I agree with Steven, they should receive medals!!

      Chloe - 2011-10-27 21:08

      I agree 100000000 x over and over. They deserve the highest medal available in Africa. Hope we can get those same guys down in the south of Africa too!!!

      munyaradzi.ncube - 2011-10-27 23:17

      @ Chloe - You are a moron. You dont know whats good for you. Have you seen how much the infranstructure of Lybia has been distroyed? No thank you. SA is good as is........

      Ryan - 2011-10-30 11:43

      @ Munya ... Germany's infrastructure was more destroyed after WW2 and the country was far more screwed after their madman was killed. yet Germany is once again the strongest country in the EU and one of the strongest in the world. wars are not won without cost. Gadaffi was a murdering, thieving dictator who would not leave peacefully. there was no other way and clearly there would be collateral damage. and a lot of it.

  • Helmut - 2011-10-27 16:53

    There should be happy that somebody dit the deed for them

      mundu.olewega - 2011-10-28 15:09

      Yeah it saved everyone a lot of money. Buy the guy a Bell's instead!

  • Dannel - 2011-10-27 17:03

    Murder still remains murder. What happened to a fair trial. We are so civilised but condone murder.

      Steven - 2011-10-27 17:27

      In this case Dan, it was doing society a favour!

  • goyougoodthing - 2011-10-27 17:33

    He should have stood trial. He should have explained why he was in power for so long, why the 'west' were silent for so long, why it was convenient to have him in power in the region for US interests for so long. But that story can't get out, it's too damaging.

  • fanie.oosthuizen - 2011-10-27 17:38

    If you think that the rebels did Lybia a favour by brutally murdering Gadaffi, then you have to be barbaric. They should have detained him and gave him a fair trial. That is the approach of a human being with moral values. If you differ from this opinion, then you are a being of an inferior order and so far inferior that you have no rights which society is bound to respect. In short: you as a being are then the synonym for a savage.

  • mmoledis - 2011-10-27 18:03

    Libyan leaders from NTC should be the one to be found guilty for such thing, because all the time since fighting erupted in Libya to remove Gadahfi all things and many bad things were said about him and also by not discouraging fighters that they must not take out any one once found alive because by doing that they will be disobeying law of armed conflict. So all current leaders of NTC should be blamed some of them were high ranking members from previous regime and its defence force and as former military leaders they could have known that better and fed the fighters with such information because many of them were not any members of any military and as such knows nothing about law of armed conflicts, so such people who did such act should be pardoned and only NTC military leaders be held accountable for that, now the game is over and international pressure is high on leaders and now they want to crucify ordinary citizens who knew nothing about war. NTC and its military leaders must just accept the flops and take the punch themselves rather than crucifying people who were risking their lives day in day out while they leaders were always on the roads going up and down in safe places. The leader is no more,so let those who did that act be given proper lessons and if integrated in any security departments of government also be properly trained and be forgiven.

      Daaivark - 2011-10-27 18:12

      I got bored reading the first sentence before the comma

      carl.brune - 2011-10-27 18:49

      MS Word says the long paragraph contains 107 words; 2 commas; 397 characters; 603 characters (with spaces). Let's see if we can break the record. (Guinness Book of Records?)

      Daaivark - 2011-10-27 19:03

      Mmoledis just broke it. Typically it is university students that think the world can be saved by a text book approach. Reality is very different.

  • carl.brune - 2011-10-27 18:37

    How pathetic. If Gadaffi had been killed in a Nato attack, nobody would have said anything. What is the difference? Obviously the difference is that Nato would have been praised for their support. Hypocrites!!!!

  • Frank - 2011-10-27 19:13

    You will find orders came from UK special forces,he and his son was taken alive, phone calls were quickly made,then orders saying take them out. The West will always deny this. The mercenary looting rebels that are accused will be taken out by alleged Gaddafi supports. "case closed" until the UK/US Strike again. " WHAT A MESS "

  • Frank - 2011-10-27 21:47

    Viva La Green!

  • pmokoma - 2011-10-28 07:09

    this is bull stuff,as if they really would!

  • Angela - 2011-10-28 08:51

    How fickle some of us are. When Gadaffi was killed we had nothing but praise for the killers. Now we're against them.

  • Timësto Van Dyk - 2011-10-28 10:01

    This is ridiculous.. The orders either came from the UK or America. NATO just made sure the orders went through. So who the hell are they looking for?

  • Joseph - 2011-10-29 04:55

    Was he really killed by any of the so called rebel fighters? It is very unlikely. If there was a truth in the whole matter, it would be good to test the authenticity of the pictures which were broadcasted. It is a known fact that NATO used to conduct their military operations at night, which is where Gaddafi dead. In anyway, any of the the rebel fighters will have to take a blame, who cares. NATO has freed Libyans. Iraqi people are free. These guys are damn good. Abdel Hafiz Ghoga and his team has brought an everlasting poverty and misery to the Libyans, what an intelligent team!!!!

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