Tutu condemns Gaddafi killing

2011-10-21 20:43

Johannesburg - Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu condemned on Friday the killing of Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, saying mob justice and violence should always be deplored.

"The manner of the killing of Muammar Gaddafi on Thursday totally detracts from the noble enterprise of instilling a culture of human rights and democracy in Libya," he said in a statement.

"... the people of Libya should have demonstrated better values than those of their erstwhile oppressor."

Gaddafi was shot dead in his hometown of Sirte. He sustained fatal injuries to the head and stomach.

As news of his death spread, images of the 69-year-old former leader's bloodied body were broadcast across the globe.

Tutu said the United States Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, could not be proud of calling for Gaddafi's killing.

"Nor is killing a human being something to be celebrated," he said.

Read more on:    desmond tutu  |  hillary clinton  |  muammar gaddafi  |  us  |  libya  |  north africa  |  uprisings

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