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Mass grave in Gaddafi hometown

2011-10-24 12:04

Tripoli - A human rights group says it has discovered 53 decomposing bodies, apparently of Muammar Gaddafi loyalists, some of whom may have been executed by revolutionary forces.

The New York-based Human Rights Watch said Monday that the discovery in Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte "seems part of a trend of killings, looting and other abuses committed by anti-Gaddafi fighters who consider themselves above the law".

The group urged Libyan authorities to rein in armed groups.

The latest discovery of the grave came to light as Libya's new leaders declared the country liberated, following a brutal eight-month civil war. The declaration was overshadowed by continued questions about whether Gaddafi was executed after capture last week.

The US and Britain have called for an investigation.

Comments
  • christo.stone - 2011-10-24 12:10

    Stooping to your enemy's level isn't going to bring in the sympathy...

      Jacques - 2011-10-24 12:31

      @christo agreed.

      Michael - 2011-10-24 12:37

      It's the African way dude - "live by the sword - die by the sword". Would you rather have had him use the courts to promote his own evil agenda and sow even more hatred?

      zaatheist - 2011-10-24 14:19

      Let's wait for an investigation. Could just as easily been Gaddafi's henchmen who executed men unwilling to fight.

  • celeste.rsa - 2011-10-24 13:34

    Seems as if the Libyan people have exchanged one tyrant for an even worse enemy!

      Frank - 2011-10-24 16:50

      Only UK/US portrayed him as the evil tyrant.The new western buzz word at the moment for the brainwashed fools is "tyrant". Say it a million times and people might start to believe you. You South Africans here seem to support anything western at any cost. shame on you.

  • Barry - 2011-10-24 19:31

    Terrorism seems to originate from the west rather than the east, as a lot of people still think

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